The New Statesman reports the total number of council candidates in this year's elections as follows:

Total for England – 2,360 seats

Con 2,258 95.7% (per cent of seats contested)

Lab 2,174 92.1%

Lib Dem 1,756 74.4%

UKIP 1,734 73.5%

Green 882 37.3%

Independent 648 27.5%

Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition 119 5.0%

BNP 101 4.3%

English Democrats 38 1.6%

Others 12

So the number from the Lib Dems only fractionally ahead of UKIP. As mentioned on Monday I thought it was going to be pretty close not just due to UKIP going forwards but also the Lib Dems falling back.

The BNP have collapsed.

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