His comments came after todays count saw UKIP gain 10 seats at Shire Hall and leader of CCC Nick Clarke loose his seat in Fulbourn to Liberal Democrat John Williams. Cllr McGuire, who held his conservative seat in Norman Cross while UKIP took the other seat in the ward from the Tories, will take over from Mr Clarke until a meeting next Friday which will determine the new leader. He said that UKIPs success was due to voters expressing anger at national politics. I dont think theres any arguments that its a national issue not a local issue, theyve been riding a wave and were paying the price for national politics, he said. Its disappointing, we have seen the loses of extremely good councillors, having said that we have also got feedback that from other parts of the county where we have had some significant gains. As well as giving up seats to UKIP Cllr McGuire also commented that the margin of victory for some of the Conservative candidates was very slim and that the new make up of the council would likely require them to work more closely with other parties. He said: Those that got in, some of us got in by the skin of our teeth in seats that we won comfortably last time. Until I see the overall results its difficult to comment. Were just grateful it wasnt a landslide victory for UKIP. We are going to have to work with the others and we are going to have to be friendly.