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Summary

  1. After the first 80 councils had been declared there was no clear winner
  2. In mixed results for the main parties, Labour gained Plymouth, while the Conservatives took Peterborough and Basildon, and the Lib Dems won Richmond
  3. Trafford, Derby and Nuneaton & Bedworth moved to no overall control
  4. Sinn Fein held Tyrone West in a parliamentary by-election

Live Reporting

By Andy McFarlane, Sam Francis and Justin Parkinson

All times stated are UK

  1. BreakingLabour holds large majority in Exeter

    BBC Radio Devon

    Labour has held on to its large majority in Exeter, Devon.

    The party won 10 of the 13 seats up for election, the same number as at the last election.

    The Conservatives held two seats, in St Loye's and Topsham.

    The Liberal Democrats, meanwhile, won the Duryard and St James ward.

    According to Exeter City Council, the overall turnout for Exeter was 36%, down 3% on 2016.

    Election results 2018 for Exeter
  2. Kensington & Chelsea stays blue

    There's confirmation that the Conservatives have held on to Kensington & Chelsea, with the loss of just one seat to Labour.

  3. BreakingConservatives hold Daventry

    The Conservatives have retained control of Daventry District Council, despite Labour gaining two seats previously held by UKIP.

    In the new council, the Tories have 30 seats, Labour has five and the Lib Dems have one.

    Daventry District Council count
  4. Conservatives hold Hillingdon Council

    The Conservative Party has held onto Hilingdon Council, which had been targeted by Labour.

    Current predicted vote is 42 seats for the Conservatives to Labour's 23.

  5. The Windrush effect?

    After analysis of the votes, polling expert Prof Sir John Curtice notes: "In wards which are ethnically diverse, the Conservative vote is not going up as much as in those that are homogeneously white."

    He raises the possibility that the the recent Windrush scandal might have affected the party's performance among minority ethnic communities but says he would be nervous about drawing a definite link at this stage.

  6. Lib Dems win Richmond Council

    Voters walk into polling station in a church in Twickenham

    The Liberal Democrats have won control of Richmond Council.

    The south-west London borough was a key target for the Lib Dems, who haven't run it since 2006.

    Parliamentary constituencies in the borough have changed hands between the Conservatives and Lib Dems over the last few years as the politics of Heathrow and Brexit have played a dramatic part in local debate.

    Last year Lib Dem leader Vince Cable retook hisTwickenham constituency from the Conservatives, while Richmond went the other way back to Tory MP Zac Goldmsith.

    The Liberal Democrats now have 28 seats, overturning a 21-seat majority.

    The Conservatives have two seats, and the Greens have three - with seven seats left to declare.

  7. BreakingLabour loses Derby

    There's bad news for Labour in Derby. The city council is now under no overall control after the party lost three seats to the Conservatives, who polled 39% of the vote. Labour remains the largest party, with 23 seats - three more than the Tories.

  8. Finely balanced

    A third recount continues in the Immingham ward in North East Lincolnshire. Two seats are being contested in the ward, which will determine which party leads the council. Labour currently has 18 seats and the Conservatives 17.

  9. Anti-Semtism row 'made a difference' in Barnet

    Members of London"s Jewish community protest outside The British Houses of Parliament

    Labour's anti-semitism row has "made a difference" in Barnet, the party's group leader has said.

    The north London council, which has a Jewish population of around 16%, has been a key battleground for both the Conservatives and Labour. The council is currently in no overall control.

    Labour group lead Barry Rawlings said: "I must say that in some wards where there is a large Jewish community, it has made a difference, I'm not sure yet how much.

    "Of course the Tories did go hard in those areas on that issue, saying that if you vote Labour you're voting for Jeremy Corbyn.

    "But to be honest most of the conversations have been about potholes rather than anti-semitism. That said, we want people to know it is an issue we take very seriously in the Labour party."

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    Video caption: Where is the most marginal seat in London?
  10. Under way in Barnet

    Professor Sir John Curtice

    Polling expert

    The first result in Barnet shows a 3% swing from Conservative to Labour which, if replicated elsewhere, could just be enough for Labour to gain control of the council.

  11. The one vote winner: 'Most stressful night of my life'

    Laurence Cawley

    BBC News

    The Conservative candidate elected onto Harlow Council by just a single vote has said the experience was one of the most stressful nights of his life.

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    Michael Hardware, and his rivals, had to endure four separate recounts for the Staple Tye seat.

  12. UKIP candidate who called Islam 'satanic cult' fails in election bid

    A Newcastle City Council UKIP candidate who called Islam a 'barbaric satanic cult' has failed to get elected.

    Kim Kimberley-Blackstar also suggested the Queen should have Brexit legal challenger Gina Miller "hanging from Trafalgar Square by the neck".

    Facebook post

    He won 216 votes.

    The three labour candidates held their seats in the Kingston Park South and Newbiggin Hall ward.

    Here are the full results:

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  13. Don't head to bed just yet...

    If your eyes are drooping, you might want to make another cuppa and see if you can last a little longer, with some key results expected over the next hour or so.

    The Lib Dems have high hopes of gaining Richmond, while the first results in Labour's brightest pre-election hope of a London gain - Barnet - are "imminent".

    Meanwhile, counting continues in Tory Wandsworth where polling expert Prof Sir John Curtice says the early results showing Labour up nine points suggest "the outcome is running very close".

  14. BreakingLabour's Plymouth gain confirmed

    A gain of four seats helps Labour snatch power from the Conservatives in Plymouth. The party now has 31 seats, a majority of five.