Local election results: Tories keep control of Staffordshire
The Conservative Party has retained control of Staffordshire County Council.
The Tories reached the required 32 seats to take overall control well before counting finished.. All 62 seats were contested.
Council leader Philip Atkins said he expected to make this level of gains from Labour across the country.
Labour group leader Sue Woodward, held her Burntwood North seat by just 50 votes from the Conservatives.
The Conservatives now hold 51 seats, Labour have 10, UKIP have lost their only seat and the Independents have had their two seats cut to one.
"I think it's a vote of confidence by the electorate in what we've been doing for the past eight years and a vote in confidence in our future together in Staffordshire," Mr Atkins said.
Ms Woodward: "I'm very disappointed to lose some fantastic colleagues up and down the county; we'll be a much depleted group.
"I'm delighted that my own electors have kept their faith in me and I've been re-elected."