Ed Miliband visits key battleground after his party seize Harlow in local elections
Colchester Borough Council remain hung with the Liberal Democrats as the largest party following the local elections.
Emma Hutchinson rounds up election day in the East
No party has overall control of Milton Keynes Council.
The Conservatives remain the largest party with 20 seats, despite losing 1.
Labour gained seven seats and have now have 16 overall.
The Liberal Democrats lost 2 seats, leaving them with 15 overall.
The Tories lost Southend and Harlow but held onto other councils in Essex.
It was a mixed night for the Liberal Democrats who lost their outright majority on Cambridge City Council but increased their number in Colchester.
Labour have taken control of Norwich City Council, for the first time in ten years.
The Conservatives were left without a single seat and the Liberal Democrats lost one of theirs, but the Greens managed to keep hold of all five wards they had up for grabs.
Labour have sweeping gains from the Conservatives in the Anglia region.
The Liberal Democrats had a mixed night, losing their outright majority on Cambridge City Council.
Labour gain Gt Yarmouth and Harlow from the Conservatives.
Labour gain Norwich and Thurrock from No Overall Control.
Lib Dems lose Cambridge to No Overall Control.
The Conservatives lose Southend to No Overall Control.
The Conservatives hold Basildon, Brentwood, Castle Point, Peterborough, Rochford, Welwyn Hatfield.
Labour hold Ipswich and Stevenage.
Colchester and St Albans remain hung councils.
Norwich - Lab gain from No Overall Control
New council: Lab 21 (+3), Green 15 (no change), LD 3 (-1), Con 0 (-2)
Labour majority: 3
Basildon - Con hold
New council: C 26 (-3), Lab 14 (+3), LD 2 (n/c)
Conservative majority: 10
Cambridge - LD lose to No Overall Control
New council: LD 21 (-4), Lab 19 (+4), Ind 1 (n/c), Con 1 (+1), Green 0 (-1)
Lib Dems still the biggest party
Ipswich - Labour hold
New council: Lab 32 (+4), Con 12 (-3), LD 4 (-1)
Labour majority: 16