23/05/2014 09:54 BST | Updated 23/05/2014 12:59 BST

Local Council Election Results 2014: Eleven Things We Have Learned

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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)

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.

What We've Learned From The Local Elections 2014


'It Didn't Work Yo': Ukip Press Officer Sends Bitter Twitter Message To 'Spiteful Left Wing'

Jubilant Nigel Farage Says 'The Ukip Fox Is In The Westminster Hen House'

Shock! Ukip's Winston McKenzie Fails In Croydon Election Bid After Calling Area ‘A Dump'

Ukip Spokesperson Admits Party Hasn't Convinced 'Well-Educated' Londoners'

Ukip Turns Heads Of 'Essex Man' Away From Conservatives

Jittery Tory MPs Want A Pact With Ukip

Cameron Prepares For Ukip 'Earthquake' With Email To Tory Activists

Lib Dems Have 'Lost Our Humanity' Says Minister

Miliband Doesn't Appeal To The Electorate, Says Labour MP

What We've Learned From The Local Elections 2014