Vote 2014: Jeremy Vine analyses results so far
23 May 2014 Last updated at 18:16 BST
As the local election results continue to come in, the BBC's Jeremy Vine analyses the figures from the BBC's virtual studio.
UKIP support surged, and the BBC's projected national share of the vote suggests they would have scored 17% in a Britain-wide election.
However, their trademark purple is missing from the BBC's results map. Jeremy Vine explains why.