Labour gained five seats in Weymouth & Portland on Dorset County Council. Spokesperson Rachel Rogers says it shows the party is gaining the trust of the public in the south of England.
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.