Before the election I predicted that UKIP would not win any Councils, and would not win more Council seats than the Conservatives, or Liberals, or Labour. The final results show the Conservatives won 1124 seats, Labour 560, Lib Dems 371, Independents 165 and UKIP 147. The Conservatives won 18 Councils, Labour won 3 Councils and 13 are now in no overall control. Despite doing much better in the popular vote where they did stand, UKIP got very little representation.
The curious thing is the BBC published adjusted figures for vote share designed to adjust for the fact that some parties did not fight all the seats, and adjusted to allow for different voting patterns in parts of the country not facing elections. All this requires difficult judgements based on past voting, at a time when there are big changes in voting behaviour where there are elections. Did they adjust enough and in the right directions?
I would like to see the unadjusted date, so we can know what share of the actual votes cast each party recorded on Thursday. This information is normally easily available, but for some reason is not this time. It would be useful to compare this with the adjusted figures.