23 May 2014

Local elections 2014 results – as it happened

Nigel Farage’s Ukip makes gains in councils across England, taking seats from both the Conservatives and Labour.

  • Ukip vote surges with big gains in Essex and Rotherham
  • Sweeping losses for Lib Dems and Conservatives
  • Labour gains ‘Cameron’s favourite borough’ Hammersmith and Fulham
  • David Cameron insists he can still win another term next year, despite losses
  • Turnout 36 per cent, higher than 2012

Live updates as the results come in are below.

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Quotes of the day:

Nigel Farage

The Ukip fox is in the Westminster hen house.

Michael Gove

I think that the biggest story of the evening is the failure of the principle opposition party of Labour to establish themselves as a government in waiting.

Graham Stringer

We have not done as well as we should have done in both the presentation of our policies and the organisation of the campaign.