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STANDARD Improved turn-out

In Tower Hamlets, the mayoral election turnout was 47.58% which BBC London 94.9's Anna Cookson says is not bad considering almost half of the residents in the borough are aged between 20 and 39.

It is the second time people in the borough have voted for a mayor since they opted to have one in a referendum in 2010 - when the turnout was 25.65%.

STANDARD Wait continues

David Friend, Senior journalist, BBC London

Tweets: Healthy? No. Satisfying? Possibly. Hear how it tasted with @SimonLederman The wait goes in Barnet... #Vote2014

Food and a microphone

So far only two out of 20 wards have been declared in the borough.

TWEET Three wins for Tories in Milton Keynes

BBC 3CR's Craig Lewis ‏@Craig_Lewis77 tweets: Milton Keynes election result in Tattenhoe: Bald, Morla & Small elected (all Conservative).

STANDARD Milton Keynes recounts

Recounts for Stony and Bletchley Park wards in Milton Keynes.

Election count at Milton Keynes

STANDARD Labour in lead

Paul Scoins, Political reporter, BBC Three Counties

In Milton Keynes, where all the multi-member wards are up for election, so far Labour has 15 councillors, Conservatives 11 and Lib Dems one.

STANDARD Boris 'sad' but upbeat

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson said the results across the UK showed the Conservatives had "everything to play for".

Boris Johnson

"I'm very pleased that here in London for the first time since 1982 we have taken a council - we have won Kingston Upon Thames.

"It is sad to see we have lost some great councillors but great that we have won in Kingston."

STANDARD Population rise

BBC London 94.9's Anna Cookson says Tower Hamlets had the highest population increase of any local authority across England & Wales in the last census.

The east London area has not yet declared.

STANDARD Giving green a go

Newcastle-under-Lyme's first green councillor Wenslie Naylon says: "I'm thrilled. I've been working with a young team who had boundless enthusiasm and energy."

She said the success of her party was an ethical issue, adding that "people are disenchanted with the main parties."

STANDARD Labour hold Norwich

Labour retain control of Norwich City Council where none of the 14 seats up for election changed hands. The turnout was 38.1%, a 12% increase on 2012. In all but one Labour seat UKIP came second.

STANDARD No change for Hart

Hart remains under no overall control.

The Conservatives won 14 seats, whilst the Lib Dems and Community Campaign (Hart) both won nine. There was also one win by an Independent. But the Tories have lost four seats since the last election, whilst the Residents Association gained three more.