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The Conservatives win back control of Peterborough

The Conservative win back control of Peterborough Credit: ITV News Anglia

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.

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Labour hold Harlow Council with increased majority

Labour how increased their majority on Harlow Council. Credit: ITV News Anglia

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.

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Tories re-gain power in Basildon with slender majority

The slump of UKIP support in Basildon has handed the Conservatives victory there with an overall majority for the first time since 2014. Credit: ITV Anglia

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.

Conservatives increase majority on Castle Point council

The Conservatives have boosted their majority on Castle Point council Credit: ITV Anglia

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.

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