All the council election results across the Anglia region

The Anglia region saw elections in 22 council areas in May 2014 for nearly 400 councillors. In most places only one-third of the council was facing election but in Milton Keynes boundary changes meant all the council seats were up for election.

The Conservatives lost control of five councils in the Anglia region: Basildon, Brentwood, Castle Point, Peterborough and Southend.

Labour won control of Cambridge for the first time in 16 years but lost their overall majorities in Great Yarmouth and Thurrock because of a UKIP surge.

The Conservatives took the most seats but still lost 46 councillors. UKIP saw a ten-fold increase in councillors up from 5 to 55. Labour made 19 gains while the Liberal Democrats lost a quarter of their seats.

The total number of councillors won and lost by the parties in the Anglia region

All other councils in the Anglia region remained under the same standing as they did before the election.

The Conservatives held the following councils: Daventry, Epping Forest, Huntingdonshire, Rochford, South Cambridgeshire and Welwyn Hatfield.

Labour held Harlow, Ipswich, Norwich and Stevenage.

The following councils remained in no overall control where no one party has enough seats to out-vote all the others: Colchester, Milton Keynes and St Albans.

Share of the vote in the council elections in the Anglia region in 2014

Share of the vote 2014 in the Anglia region

These council seats were last contested in 2010

  • Conservative 31.3% (down 9.6% compared with 2010)
  • Labour 24.0% (up 2.8%)
  • UKIP 20.6% (up 18.2%)
  • Liberal Democrats 12.7% (down 11.5%)
  • Green 6.1% (up 2.6%)
  • Others 5.4% (down 2.5%)

Detailed results for each council in the Anglia region

UKIP made their biggest set of gains on Basildon council taking 11 of the 15 seats being contested in the Borough. The party replaced Labour as the official opposition on the council.

The Conservatives have lost the the overall the majority they've enjoyed since 2003.

The result of the election on Basildon Borough Council in May 2014

The council in the Brentwood constituency of the Conservative Cabinet Minister Eric Pickles has been lost by the Tories to no overall control.

There were gains by Labour and the Liberal Democrats in the Essex town. The Conservatives had been in power in Brentwood since 2004.

Four Conservative councillors resigned from the group in November 2012 and set up their own Independent group.

The result of the election on Brentwood Council in May 2014

Labour biggest success in the Anglia region was in Cambridge where the party re-gained control of the City Council for the first time in 16 years.

The Liberal Democrats had been in power since 2000 but lost seven of their councillors.

The result of the election on Cambridge City Council in May 2014

Castle Point Council runs local services in the Canvey Island areas of Essex and has a very strong group of Independent councillors.

But it was gains by UKIP which deprived the Tories of the overall majority for the first time in more than a decade.

The result of the election on Castle Point Council in May 2014

No one party has had enough seats for an overall majority for any decent length of time on Colchester Council since 1998 when the Liberal Democrats were last in power. The party remains the biggest group of the council and hasn't suffered great losses seen elsewhere in the region.

They did however see the loss of one seat to Labour in this election.

The result of the election on Colchester Borough Council in May 2014

The Conservatives maintained their dominant position on Daventry Council in Northamptonshire with a majority of 20.

The Tories have been running the council with an overall majority since 1999.

The result of the election on Daventry Council in May 2014

Epping Forest Council has been in Conservative hands since 2007 and remained there in May 2014 despite a slightly slimmer majority.

Both UKIP and the Green Party made a gain on the only council in the Anglia region to boast a London Underground station.

The result of the election on Epping Forest Council in May 2014

It took more than a decade for Labour to wrest control of Great Yarmouth back from the Tories and within two years they'd lost their majority thanks to the surge from UKIP.

UKIP took seats in equal measure from both the other parties.

The result of the election on Great Yarmouth Borough Council in May 2014

Labour's majority on Harlow Council has been cut to just one as UKIP took seats from all parties. The UK Independence Party has seats on the Essex council for the first time.

Labour won back control of Harlow in 2012 after a decade out of power. The Conservatives controlled the council between 2008 and 2012.

The result of the election on Harlow Council in May 2014

UKIP have made a couple of gains in Huntingdonshire but it failed to dent the Conservative's comfortable majority on the council.

It has been a Conservative council since 1976 - the longest run of any council in the Anglia region.

The result of the election on Huntingdonshire Council in May 2014

Labour increased their solid majority on Ipswich Borough Council by taking two additional seats at the expense of the Conservative.

Labour now have a majority of 22.

The result of the election on Ipswich Borough Council in May 2014

Labour became the biggest party on Milton Keynes Council but four seats short of an overall majority. The party benefited most from the boundary changes that increased the size of the unitary council in the growing town by six seats.

Before these elections, the Conservatives had been running a minority administration. Labour last had a working majority in Milton Keynes between 1996 and 2000.

The result of the election on Ipswich Borough Council in May 2014

North Hertfordshire went against the national trend and saw a Conservative gains to strengthen the party's position on the council.

It has been a Conservative council since 1999 although it was Labour between 1996 and 1999.

The result of the election on North Hertfordshire Council in May 2014

Norwich City Council is the only one in the region which is in exactly the same position after the election as it was before. Labour are still in charge with a small working majority of three.

The Greens are the main opposition on the council in one of the biggest groupings in the country.

The result of the election on Norwich City Council in May 2014

The Conservatives have lost their overall majority on Peterborough City Council for the first time in 12 years. UKIP made three gains in the city.

Labour last ran the council in 1996-97.

The result of the election on Peterborough City Council in May 2014

The Conservatives retained control of Rochford Council in Essex but with a reduced majority as UKIP gained three seats.

The Conservative re-gained an overall majority in 2002 after being out of power since 1990.

The result of the election on Rochford Council in May 2014

St Albans City and District Council still has no one party with an overall majority. The Conservatives are still one seat short of taking control.

The Lib Dems were last party to have an overall majority in 2011 and the party had been in and out of power since 1994.

The result of the election on St Albans City and District Council in May 2014

The Conservatives increased their majority on South Cambridgeshire Council by gaining an extra seat. They now have 13 more seats than all the other parties together.

The Tories took power at this usually independently-minded council for the first time in 2007 and have steadily increased their majority ever since.

The result of the election on South Cambridgeshire Council in May 2014

The Conservatives have lost their slim majority on Southend's unitary council. The Liberal Democrats also lost 4 seats.

UKIP gained their first five seats. There were also gains for Labour and three new independent councillors have been elected.

The result of the election on Southend Borough Council in May 2014

Labour have increased their majority on Stevenage Council which has been in the party's control since it was formed in 1973.

UKIP lost its only seat on the council and the Liberal Democrats replace the Conservatives as the main opposition party.

The result of the election on Stevenage Council in May 2014

The Conservative lost five councils in the Anglia region to no overall control because of gains by UKIP and Labour lost two councils for the same reason.

Labour had only re-gained control of Thurrock in 2012 and in 2014 they lost it again. Labour are still the biggest party.

The result of the election on Thurrock Council in May 2014

Despite three seats switching from Conservative to Labour, the Tories maintain a comfortable majority on Welwyn Hatfield Council.

The result of the election on Welwyn Hatfield Council in May 2014