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The Ukip effect: live local election results

23 May 2014

9:10 AM

23 May 2014

9:10 AM

Ukip is celebrating after winning council seats from all three main parties across the country. Nigel Farage’s party has already exceeded its target of 80 gains in the local elections. On a night of upsets, Labour took control of Tory flagship council Hammersmith and Fulham and the Conservatives took Kingston-upon-Thames. But Labour also failed to make gains in key target marginals such as Thurrock, Tamworth and Swindon, and the party’s performance has been weaker than expected.

Labour Conservative Lib Dem Ukip
Councils 80 (+5) 40 (-12) 6 (-1) 0
Seats 2047 (+330) 1333 (-173) 409 (-244) 163 (+128)
  • Barnet – Conservative hold
  • Milton Keynes – No overall control (same)
  • Havering – No overall control (same)
  • Ealing – Labour hold
  • Hackney – Labour hold
  • Kensington & Chelsea – Conservative hold
  • Camden – Labour hold
  • Woking – Conservative hold
  • Barking & Dagenham – Labour hold
  • Greenwich – Labur hold
  • Newham – Labour hold
  • Westminster – Conservative hold
  • Tameside – Labour hold
  • Southwark – Labour hold
  • Bassetlaw – Labour hold
  • Bromley – Conservative hold
  • Islington – Labour hold
  • Hart – No overall control (same)
  • Hounslow – Labour hold
  • Slough – Labour hold
  • Lambeth – Labour holf
  • Newcastle-under-Lyme – Lab hold
  • Oldham – Lab hold
  • Norwich – Lab hold
  • Redditch – Labour hold
  • Winchester – No overall control (same)
  • Warrington – Labour hold

17:00 Labour’s poor showing has led to anti-Ed quotes, and the Tories have been gleefully collecting them. Here are a few:

John Mann MP: Labour’s results are ‘the fault of Ed Miliband and all the people at the top of the Labour Party’


Graham Stringer MP: ‘Ed is behind in the personality stakes…but we’re also behind on economic policy’

Simon Danczuk MP: of course Ed Miliband is an issue on the doorstep’

Mark Ferguson (from the ‘slavishly loyal’ LabourList): ‘We’ve got an engaging with the public problem’  

  • Trafford – Conservative hold
  • Reigate and Banstead – Conservative hold
  • Chorley – Labour hold
  • Mole Valley – No overall control (same)
  • Stockport – No overall control (same)
  • Preston – Labour hold
  • Oxford – Labour hold
  • Adur – Conservative hold
  • Manchester – Labour hold
  • Harrow – Labour has taken control
  • West Lancashire – Conservatives lose overall control
  • Worthing – Conservative hold
  • Hillingdon – Conservative hold
  • Tunbridge Wells – Conservative hold
  • Liverpool – Labour hold
  • Elmbridge – Conservative hold
  • Leeds – Labour hold

16:11 Fraser Nelson gives his thoughts on the results:

So far, Ed Miliband is looking like the biggest loser from today’s local election result. Given that UKIP scored a 25 per cent share in the seats where it fielded candidates, it’s harder to write it off as a Euro-freak party that will be gone by the next general election. Two years ago, I’d have said Labour’s biggest advantage was a monopoly control of the anti-government vote – if you didn’t like the Coalition, who else would you vote for? Now there’s a fairly clear answer. Nigel Farage has made Ukip a respectable depository for protest votes, which will may take the edge of Labour support at the next election. Politicians are fond of saying that the only poll that counts is of the votes real people cast. If so, today’s national vote share projections should worry Miliband – they’re worse than any of the recent opinion polls. He has Farage to thank.

15:49 The BBC has released its projected national vote share figures: Labour 31%, Conservatives 29%, Ukip 17%, Lib Dems 13%.

  • Newcastle-up-Tyne – Labour hold
  • Salford – Labour hold
  • Cheltenham – Lib Dem hold
  • Calderdale – No overall control (same)
  • Bury – Labour hold
  • Bradford – Labour has gained control
  • South Cambridgeshire – Conservative hold
  • North Hertfordshire – Conservative hold
  • Blackburn with Darwen – Labour hold
  • Plymouth – Labour hold
  • Great Yarmouth – Labour lost overall control
  • Pendle – No overall control (same)
  • Craven – Conservative hold
  • Wokingham – Conservative hold
  • Bassetlaw – Labour hold
  • Rugby – Conservative hold
  • Rossendale – Labour hold
  • Watford – Lib Dem hold
  • North East Lincolnshire – Labour lost overall control
  • Waltham Forest – Labour hold
  • Three Rivers – Lib Dem hold
  • St Helens – Labour hold
  • North Tyneside – Labour hold
  • South Lakeland – Lib Dem hold
  • Huntingdonshire – Conservative hold
  • Wakefield – Labour hold
  • Crawley – Conservative lost overall control
  • Wyre Forest – No overall control (same)
  • Sheffield – Labour hold
  • Doncaster – Labour hold
  • Knowsley – Labour hold
  • Epping Forest – Labour hold
  • Wirral – Labour hold
  • Wolverhampton – Labour hold
  • Hyndburn – Labour hold
  • Harrogate – Conservative hold
  • Southampton – Labour hold
  • Burnley – Labour hold
  • Reading – Labour hold
  • Stroud – No overall control (same)
  • Cherwell – Conservative hold
  • Kirklees – No overall control (same)
  • Gateshead – Labour hold
  • Brent – Labour hold
  • Exeter – Labour hold
  • Barnsley – Labour hold
  • West Oxfordshire – Conservative hold
  • Amber Valley – taken by Labour from Conservatives
  • Halton – Labour hold
  • Solihull – Conservative hold
  • Weymouth and Portland – No overall control (same)
  • Sefton – Labour hold
  • Nuneaton and Bedworth – Labour hold
  • Tamworth – Conservative hold
  • Croydon – Labour has won control from the Conservatives

9:00: Overnight summary of the councils who have declared so far

  • Hammersmith and Fulham – taken by Labour from Conservatives
  • Portsmouth – Lib Dems have lost control
  • Thurrock – Labour has lost control
  • Castle Point – Conservative lost overall control
  • Southend-on-Sea – Conservative lost overall control
  • Purbeck – Conservative lost overall control
  • Brentwood – Conservative lost overall control
  • Basildon – Conservative lost overall control
  • Cambridge – Labour gain from no overall control
  • Maidstone – Conservative lost overall control
  • Peterborough – Conservative lost overall control
  • Merton – Labour win from no overall control
  • Redbridge – Labour gain from no overall control
  • Sunderland – Labour hold
  • South Tyneside – Lab hold
  • Swindon  – Conservative hold
  • Runnymede – Conservative hold
  • Broxbourne – Conservative hold
  • Hartlepool – Labour hold
  • Rotherham – Labour hold
  • Kingston-upon-Hull – Labour hold
  • Sandwell – Labour hold
  • Cannock Chase – Labour hold
  • Tandridge – Conservative hold
  • Hertsmere – Conservative hold
  • Havant – Conservative no change
  • Stevenage – Labour hold
  • Lincoln – Labour hold
  • Fareham – Conservative hold
  • Hastings – Labour hold
  • Wigan – Labour hold
  • Worcester – No overall control (same)
  • Harlow – Labour hold
  • Walsall – No overall control (same)
  • Tamworth – Conservative hold
  • Carlisle – Labour hold
  • St Albans – No overall control (same)
  • Rushmoor – Conservative hold
  • Stratford-on-Avon – Conservative hold
  • Gloucester – No overall control (same)
  • Sutton – Lib Dem hold
  • Daventry – Conservative hold
  • Enfield – Labour hold
  • Basingstoke & Deane – No overall control (same)
  • Coventry – Labour hold
  • Haringey – Labour hold
  • Derby – Labour hold
  • Bristol – No overall control (same)
  • Welwyn Hatfield – Conservative hold
  • Bolton – Labour hold
  • Rochford – Conservative hold
  • Gosport – Conservative hold
  • Eastleigh – Lib Dem hold
  • Birmingham – Labour hold
  • Rochdale – Labour hold
  • Ipswich – Labour hold
  • Colchester – No overall control (same)
  • Wandsworth –  Conservative hold
  • Dudley – Labour hold
  • Bexley – Conservative hold
  • Richmond-upon-Thames – Conservative hold

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