The Conservative party has lost overall control of Gloucester City Council, just one year after winning its first majority for more than 20 years.
Ten seats were up for election and there was just one change with Labour taking the Grange ward from the Tories.
That cut the number of Tory councillors to 18 but they are still the biggest group and told the BBC they are likely to remain in control of the council.
Labour now has nine seats and the Liberal Democrats remain on eight.
Council leader Paul James, said: "It's disappointing in the sense that we lost the one ward to Labour which was my deputy leader Steve Morgan.
"On the whole we can be fairly satisfied that we managed to defend the four other seats that we held.
"Given that we fought the election against a difficult national backdrop I think we can be fairly happy with what we have achieved."
Elsewhere in the county, there has been no change at Cheltenham Borough Council.
The Liberal Democrats' vote has held up there where they lost one ward but gained another to retain overall control of a council they have now run for four years.
Half of the 40 seats in the borough were up for grabs and the night ended with 11 seats for the Liberal Democrats, seven for the Conservatives and two for the People Against Bureaucracy group.
Votes at Stroud District Council are being counted from 09:00 BST. There were no elections in the Forest of Dean, Tewkesbury, or the Cotswolds.