As it happened: Vote 2013 results and reaction

Key Points

  • Elections for 27 English county councils and seven unitary authorities as well as Anglesey in Wales have been held.
  • The Conservatives lose control of 10 councils but retain power in 18, and score 25% projected national vote share
  • Labour wins back control of two councils and has the highest projected share of the national vote - 29%
  • UKIP is the big story of the night, gaining 139 councillors and beating the Lib Dems into fourth place in projected vote share with 23%
  • Prime Minister David Cameron says his party will "work hard to win back" voters.
  • Labour wins the South Shields parliamentary by-election, retaining a seat it has held since 1935, but with a reduced majority.
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