Some more facts after number crunching and the real reason the other Party Leaders need their nappies changing.
1.25 million votes across the country – more than at the last General Election
UKIP won 154 Council seats (including 6 at District/Unitary by-elections)
Average of 24.6% of the vote where we stood
17 County Council seats in Kent, 16 in Lincolnshire, 12 in Cambridgeshire, 9 in Essex
UKIP will become the ‘official opposition’ or hold the balance of power on a number of Councils
The Eastern Counties (26.2%) and South East (26.1%) were UKIP’s top two performing regions.
878 UKIP candidates finished in second place
776 UKIP candidates took more than 25% of the vote
In wards where UKIP and the Lib Dems went head to head, UKIP took over 300,000 votes more than the Lib Dems
In wards where UKIP and Labour went head to head, UKIP took almost 200,000 votes more than Labour
UKIP finishes ahead of the Conservatives in almost 500 seats across the country
UKIP took the most votes across at least 2 Parliamentary constituencies (Great Yarmouth and Boston & Skegness), possibly more.
UKIP took a total of 15 seats across Norfolk, and now Norfolk is in No Overall Control.
The UKIP gains in Hampshire were spread across the county, with other wins coming in Havant, Fareham, Farnborough, Andover and New Forest.