The final results for Devon are in:
The Conservatives have officially retained control with 38 seats. The Liberal Democrats have 9 and Labour have 7.
UKIP managed to take 4 seats with 3 seats going to Independents and 1 to the Green Party.
The Conservatives remain in control in Dorset despite some success for UKIP
ITV News elections analyst Professor Colin Rallings says Labour will make gains in the local elections, but there will be surprises too.
A ComRes Poll for The Coalition for Marriage released on Tuesday night suggested that UKIP could win a staggering 22% of the vote.