The local election results are being revealed across England, Wales, and Scotland. So far, Labour has won more than 700 council seats and is a big winner.
Labour is on the course to take control of several city councils, including Birmingham and Cardiff. Labour so far has won a 38% share of the vote, while the Conservatives are down 4% to 31%. The Lib Dems remain unchanged in their popularity at 16%.
However, the results show that the Lib Dems have lost more than 125 seats, making its share less than 3,000 councillors for the first time since the party was founded in 1988. The Conservatives have lost over 200 seats.
In Bradford, the Respect Party led by George Galloway, have gained five councillors.
Council results for Sheffield are expected shortly and the result for the mayoral referendum is due around 4pm.
The turnout rate across the country was 32%, the lowest since 2000.
- The Conservatives lost 13 councils, with Dudley, Plymouth, Great Yarmouth and Essex lost to Labour.
- Labour gained 27 councils and held the 34 they already have.
- The number of Lib Dems councillors fell to less than 3,000 and lost its stronghold in Cambridge.
- The Green Party added three councillors in their party range.
- The Respect Party gained five councillors.
- Labour has taken control of Cardiff, Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Merthyr Tydfil, Newport and Swansea.
- Conservatives lost their majority in Monmouthshire and lost control of the Vale of Glamorgan.
- Counting has started from 9.00.
Check out our interactive guide for all the latest results.