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Summary

  1. Labour loses control of Blaenau Gwent and Bridgend and loses its leader in Merthyr Tydfil
  2. In 10 councils there is no party with a majority
  3. Conservatives gain a majority in Monmouthshire and become largest party in Vale of Glamorgan and Denbighshire
  4. Plaid Cymru increases its majority in Gwynedd and falls just short of taking Carmarthenshire

Live Reporting

By Ben Frampton and Natalie Crockett

All times stated are UK

  1. Goodbye

    Phew - those 19 hours have flown by! That's all from our live coverage of the council elections, for the latest on the political landscape in Wales, see here.

    If you've enjoyed our live coverage, you don't have to wait long for more of it, we'll be back to do it all again for the general election on 8 June.

  2. Final figures

    At a glance:

    Labour has suffered losses in Wales during the council elections but the Tories have failed to make as many gains as expected.

    Labour was hit with three major blows after losing control of Blaenau Gwent and Bridgend, as well as its council leader in Merthyr Tydfil.

    But it held seven councils including Cardiff, Swansea and Newport.

    Many of the losses were to independent candidates. In Monmouthshire, however, the Conservatives won control outright.

    overall count of how many seats each party has in Wales
  3. Conwy - the final picture

    Last but not least, Conwy gives us the full set and is the final council to declare its results.

    A graphic showing the makeup of Conwy counci;
  4. View across the bridge

    In England, the Conservatives have made big gains, taking control of 10 councils, while Labour and UKIP suffered losses. 

    The picture is similar in Scotland where Tories gained seats, while Labour lost control of Glasgow council for the first time in 40 years. 

    Read more here.

    A map of Britain showing which parties have won which seats
  5. 'Solid' results for Plaid Cymru

    Plaid Cymru's Rhun ap Iorwerth says the party's local election performance was solid. 

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    Video caption: 'Solid' results for Plaid Cymru - Rhun ap Iorwerth
  6. Caerphilly - the final picture

    A graphic showing the makeup of Caerphilly council
  7. Political portraits

    A university lecturer has used his artwork to capture the atmosphere of a local election count. 

    Illustrator Dan Peterson drew the scenes at the count for seats in the Cardiff north area at Llanishen Leisure Centre on Thursday night. 

    The Cardiff Metropolitan lecturer created the sketches to explain what happens during local elections.

    "People need to be more aware of what happens, in some cases voter turn-out was only 30-odd percent," he said.

    Read more here

    election night sketch Cardiff count
    election night sketch of Cardiff count
    election night sketch Cardiff count
    election night sketch Cardiff count
  8. Rhondda Cynon Taf - the final picture

    A graphic showing the makeup of Rhondda Cynon Taf council
  9. Anglesey - the final picture

    A graphic showing the makeup of Anglesey council
  10. 'Better than expected'

    Analysis by BBC Wales political reporter Dan Davies

    Labour's results in Swansea and Cardiff are better than expected. So who deserves the credit? 

    Stephen Kinnock, a critic of Jeremy Corbyn, hails the leadership of Welsh Labour's "fantastic first minister" Carwyn Jones. 

    Meanwhile, Mr Corbyn's loyal shadow chancellor John McDonnell, links success in Cardiff to Mr Corbyn's recent visit there. 

    Mr McDonnell neglects to mention that Labour lost all four seats in Whitchurch - the ward Mr Corbyn visited - to the Conservatives. 

    It's a mixed picture, says Labour. 

    Trouble is, an opposition party hoping to form the next UK government should hope for a lot, lot better than that.

    Corbyn rally in Whitchurch
  11. Labour holds Caerphilly

    With 53 of the 73 seats declared, Labour crosses the line of 37 needed to have an overall majority. The party has 39 with Plaid Cymru on 12 and two for independents.

  12. 'New era' for Pembrokeshire Conservatives

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    Video caption: Local elections: 'New era' for Pembrokeshire Conservatives
  13. Red roars in Rhondda

    Labour members celebrate as they retain control of Rhondda Cynon Taf council.

    Labour celebrate in Rhondda Cynon Taff
  14. It's the hat-trick!

    Would you believe it - we've got a THIRD drawing of lots! This time it's in Caerphilly - specifically the Newbridge ward.

    Leeroy Jeremiah is the lucky man in the 50/50 draw with Kath Baker left cursing her luck.

    Leeroy Jeremiah
  15. 'New era' for Tories in Pembrokeshire

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    Video caption: Local elections: 'New era' for Pembrokeshire Conservatives

    Sam Kurtz is one of the new Conservative councillors in Pembrokeshire, after gains. 

  16. 'I would have loved a challenge'

    Councillor Carl Cuss was elected unopposed in the Twyn Carno ward in Caerphilly - the only uncontested seat in the county borough.

    "I see it as a vote of confidence in the work that I've done, obviously I would have loved a challenge to prove to the people what I've done in the ward and give them the democratic right to elect a councillor."

  17. Carmarthenshire - the final picture

    Graphic showing which parties won seats in Carmarthenshire
  18. Denbighshire - the final picture

    A graphic showing the makeup of Denbighshire council