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Local Council Election Results 2014: Eleven Things We Have Learned

CROYDON, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 23: Council staff count votes from local elections at Trinity School on May 23, 2014 in Croydon, England. Voters across Europe have been taking to the polls to vote in the elections for the European Parliament as well as local council elections in England and Northern Ireland. (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)
CROYDON, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 23: Council staff count votes from local elections at Trinity School on May 23, 2014 in Croydon, England. Voters across Europe have been taking to the polls to vote in the elections for the European Parliament as well as local council elections in England and Northern Ireland. (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)
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Local and European election results are coming in for 2014 as the parties rush to give the best spin to their performance, while Ukip and Nigel Farage celebrate the extra seats.

But what have we learned so far? HuffPost UK has distilled the results to draw out eleven key lessons from the local elections.

In Essex, the only way is Ukip

What We've Learned From The Local Elections 2014

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