THE Mail will be providing live coverage of the Staffordshire and Derbyshire county council election results.
The ballot papers are being counted this morning and the results are expected this afternoon.
Keep visiting the Mail's website throughout the day for live coverage from the counts taking place at Burton Town Hall and Swadlincote Civic Offices. Full reaction will also be available in tomorrow's Mail.
PAUL Liversuch, who has stood for the Socialist Labour Party in Swadlincote North, has said he has 'not done too well'.
However, the left-winger is not totally downhearted.
"We've had the privilege of offering an alternative so we've achieved something, I think, quite good.
"Others have offered the same old politics that will not sort the economic problems of this country. Our policies would sort them.
"At least we've had an opportunity to represent our policies, and that's what politics is about."
Meanwhile, a re-count is under way in the Aston division, which is being contested by the Tories, Labour, Ukip and the Liberal Democrats.
The move was announced moments ago by Frank McArdle, deputy returning officer.
Gill Farrington, who is standing for the Tories in Swadlincote Central, believes she has lost.
"I think Labour will come first but, then again, it was always going to be a very hard job."
Councillor Farrington has been hampered by health problems and will not attempt to regain a seat on the county council next time around.
Unconfirmed reports suggests Labour has won in Swadlincote South and may have captured Linton.
If true, this result would mark a return for two of the party's most well-known faces - Trevor Southerd and Kath Lauro respectively.
TORY cabinet member Charles Jones has been ousted from Linton division by Labour's Kath Lauro.
David Gunn - Ukip - 738
Lorraine Johnson - Lib Dem - 162
Charles Jones - Conservative - 845
Mike Lacey - Independent - 311
Kath Lauro - Labour - 985
Turnout 24.96 per cent
LABOUR'S Paul Dunn has taken Swadlincote Central.
Barry Appleby - Ukip - 540
Georgina Bennion - Lib Dem - 49
David Bird - Ind - 69
Paul Dunn - Lab - 1,006
Gillian Farrington - Conservative - 712
Jon-Paul McEwan - Ind - 42
Turnout 25.49 per cent
TREVOR Southerd has won for Labour in Swadlincote South.
Liam Clarke - Lib Dem - 8
Michael Dawson - Ukip - 582
Pat Murray - Conservative - 669
Trevor Southerd - Labour - 1,067
Turnout 26.77 per cent
LABOUR, on a roll in this poll, has also won Swadlincote North.
Sean Bambrick - Labour - 1,366
Kim Coe - Conservative - 486
Ann Graves - Ukip - 474
Paul Liversuch - Socialist Labour Party - 45
Shirley Niblock - Liberal Democrat - 36
Turnout - 25.67 per cent
TORY Martyn Ford has thrashed the opposition in Etwall and Repton.
Martin Bardoe - Ukip - 814
Christopher Collard - Liberal Democrat - 92
Brian Cox - Labour - 685
Martyn Ford - Conservative - 1,775
Turnout - 35.29 per cent
CONSERVATIVE Julie Patten has taken the Hilton division.
Stephen Cooper - Labour - 608
Alexis Diouf - Liberal Democrat - 63
Eric Graves - Ukip - 473
Julie Patten - Conservative - 1,353
Timothy Robinson - Independent - 135
Turnout - 24.55 per cent
LABOUR have won a tight contest in Aston.
Robert Davison - Labour - 1,279
Alan Graves - Ukip - 1,120
Kevin Maher - Liberal Democrat - 83
Christopher Pratt - Conservative - 968
Turnout 40.22 per cent
THE Tories have won easily in Melbourne.
Linda Chilton - Conservative - 1,519
Alan Graves - Ukip - 638
Alan Jones - Labour - 1,036
Rebecca Wilkinson - Liberal Democrat - 126
Turnout 36.02 per cent
Turnout figures in East Staffordshire
Burton Tower: 3,498 votes (32.6 per cent)
Burton Town: 2,915 votes (24.1 per cent)
Burton Trent: 2,740 votes (25 per cent)
Dove: 3,752 votes (36.7 per cent)
Horninglow and Stretton: 3,494 votes (30.4 per cent)
Needwood Forest: 3,438 votes (30.1 per cent)
First East Staffordshire result just sees a Tory hold for Geoff Morrison in Uttoxeter Town.
Philip Lancaster - UK Independence Party - 613
Geoff Morrison - Conservative - 1,190
David Trenery - Labour - 1,086
Gavin Webb - Independent Libertarian Network - 108
Unconfirmed but it appears Labour have taken control of Derbyshire County Council with no overall majority.
Tories hold Dove with Labour beaten into third place by UKIP.
Bob Fraser (Conservative) 1,507 votes
Mike Green (UK Independence Party) 1,355 votes
Andrew Bettridge (Labour) 875 votes
Now appears Labour have taken overall control of Derbyshire County Council.
Council council leader comfortably holds the Uttoxeter Rural seat for the Conservatives.
Philip Atkins - Conservative - 2,559
Ryan Dyche - Labour - 604
Melanie Wilson - Independent Libertarian Network - 248
Peter Davies holds Burton Trent for Labour.
Peter Davies - Labour - 1,278
Sally Green - UKIP - 794
Maqsood Hussain - Conservative - 530
Chris Parton - Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts - 21
Hugh Warner - Liberal Democrats - 105
Burton Town was held easily by Ron Clarke for Labour.
Ron Clarke - Labour - 1,531
Joe Evans - Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts - 53
Ray Faulkner - Conservative - 497
Michael Rodgers - Liberal Democrat - 271
Lewis Tivey - UKIP - 549
Labour narrowly miss out on claiming Burton Tower.
Penny Perry - Labour - 1,372
Conor Wileman - Conservative - 1,512
Valerie Williams - Independent - 590
Cabinet big name loses Horninglow and Stretton seat.
Andy Fitton - UKIP - 1,045
Liz Staples - Conservative - 1,178
Shelagh McKiernan - Labour - 1,253
Conservatives hold Needwood Forest despite UKIP surge.
Tim Corbett - Conservative - 1,609
Alec Dytham - UKIP - 986
Sue Palmer - Labour - 706
John Smith - Liberal Democrat - 128