The Conservative party have held their majority in Epping Forest and also gained three seats in the process.
Both the Liberal Democrats and UKIP lost a seat each.
The Tories have had a majority since 2007 although before that it was a hung council for many years.
The Conservatives have won back power on Peterborough City Council by the smallest of margins.
The Tories have a majority of two seat over all the other parties.
The Conservative had won back their overall majority in the 2016 local elections only to lose it again in 2017 in a by-election.
Labour have held Stevenage Council in Hertfordshire comfortably but with a reduced majority of 13.
Stevenage is one of the safest councils for Labour in the Anglia region with the party having an overall majority since the authority was created in 1973.
The Conservatives have gained four seats which takes their total to 25 as they hold their majority in Rochford.
Thurrock council in South Essex remains hung. The Conservatives are the largest party with 20 seats having gained one. Labour gained three to take their overall to 17.
Labour have increased their majority on Harlow Council after UKIP lost both their seats.
The Conservative also made one gain.
Labour have had an overall majority in Harlow since 2012 and the Conservatives ran the council between 2008 and 2012.
The Conservatives beat Labour by just one vote in Staple Tye ward which was once held by the UKIP.
The Conservatives have increased their majority on Brentwood Council to 13.
The slump of UKIP support in Basildon has handed the Conservatives victory there with an overall majority for the first time since 2014.
UKIP saw its share of the vote fall to 7% compared to 39% in 2014. The Tories improved their share by 16 percentage points and Labour was up 2 points.
The Conservatives have boosted their majority on Castle Point council - the area of south Essex that includes Canvey Island.
UKIP lost both their seats and saw their share of the vote slump from 27% four years ago to just 4%.
The Conservatives beat a Canvey Island Independent by just one vote in the Canvey Island West ward.
The Tories have had an overall majority in Castle Point since 2015.
Early turnout figures in the council elections in the Anglia region suggest only a third of voters bothered to cast their ballot.Read the full story ›