The Conservatives have regained control of Derbyshire County Council after overturning a Labour majority of 22.

The final results were:

37

Conservative

24

Labour

3

Liberal Democrats

0

UKIP

Tories celebrating outside County Hall Credit: ITV News Central

A key factor was the collapse of the UKIP vote with its supporters switching en masse to the Tories. It meant Theresa May's party were able to pick up gains in traditional Labour strongholds like Swadlincote.

Cllr Barrie Lewis, the Tory group leader, said he was delighted with the result which he put down to a well-fought campaign on local issues, although he acknowledged the importance of UKIP's decline.

Clrr Anne Western, the Labour group leader, said she was "shellshocked".

The turnout was 38%.