British Eurosceptic Party Celebrating Local Election Results
Good springboard for the 2015 general election
UKIP leader Nigel Farage has hailed early gains in council elections across England as "remarkable" for the party.
UKIP has won 42 seats so far and is averaging 25% of the vote in the wards where it is standing.
Mr Farage said it put his party in a "very strong position" in the run-up to the next general election.