UKIP Local Government Spokesman Cllr Pete Reeve: "I am delighted to report that UKIP won 189 local council seats nationally on Thursday. We took control of Thanet District Council, and also Ramsgate Town Council. This was achieved by our new local councillors working tirelessly for their local community and gaining the trust of the electors.
"We are overjoyed with this fabulous result. It is another huge step forward for the party and we look forward to more outstanding results like this in the near future."