23 May 2014

Ukip heat map – where are Nigel’s purple blobs?

Ukip appears to have made strong gains in the UK local elections 2014 – but its support is split across the country. Channel 4 News looks at where Ukip have been gaining influence.

Ukip gained 163 council seats – an increase of 128. However, it does not have control of any councils.

Channel 4 News has calculated Ukip’s control of councils where it has seats, as a percentage. The results are displayed in the heatmap below. Under the map you can find the top 10 councils where Ukip has the most control.

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Top ten councils where Ukip has the most influence

Basildon, Essex: 12 seats, 28.6 per cent.

Adur, west Sussex:
6 seats, 20.7 per cent

North East Lincolnshire:
eight seats, 19 per cent

Rotherham, South Yorkshire:
10 seats, 15.9 per cent.

Harlow, Essex: five seats, 15.2 per cent.

Cannock Chase, Staffordshire: six seats, 14.6 per cent.

Portsmouth, Hampshire: six seats, 14.3 per cent.

Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire: seven seats, 13.5 per cent

Dudley, Birmingham: nine seats, 12.5 per cent.

Thurrock, Kent: six seats, 12.2 per cent.