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Live: Labour and Ukip suffer as Tories make big gains

Votes are being counted for local elections in parts of England and the whole of Scotland and Wales.

A total of 4,851 seats in 88 councils are up for grabs. Six devolved regions have also been selecting mayors for the first time.

  • Early results gave Theresa May a major boost, with the Conservatives picking up more than 550 councillors and gaining control of 11 authorities.
  • Labour forfeited more than 300 council seats but lost control of Glasgow and suffered reverses in Welsh strongholds
  • Conservative Ben Houchen became the first elected mayor of Tees Valley, a Labour north-east heartland, while Conservative Andy Street became the first West Midlands metropolitan mayor, beating Labour's Sion Simon
  • Former Labour cabinet minister Andy Burnham won the mayoral contest in Greater Manchester
  • The Liberal Democrats failed to break through against the Tories in south-west England but have made advances in some General Election target seats like Eastleigh and Wells
  • Ukip shed 63 seats, picking up a solitary councillor in Lancashire
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Ukip 'isn't finished' despite local elections losses

Ukip Deputy Chair Suzanne Evans has insisted Ukip isn't finished despite losing a string of council seats in Thursday's local elections.

The party has so far failed to win a single seat - a loss of 30 - and suffered a wipeout in its former stronghold Lincolnshire, where Conservatives took overall control.

When asked if Ukip were finished, Ms Evans told ITV News: "No. I think even if we don't win a single council seat in this election, and of course not all the votes have been counted yet, we'll still have 300 councillors across the country and eight Assembly Members is Wales and in London.

"So no we're not finished. I think we expected this. We have achieved our reason for being, we are headed out of the European Union.

"People have seen us as a single issue party, that's not true, but that's how people have seen us. So I think there is a sense out there that our job is done but it absolutely isn't."

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