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Conservatives sweep the board in the Anglia shires

The Conservatives have swept to power in all of the Anglia region's County Councils with increased and secure majorities on every one.

All the other parties lost seats in the region and UKIP were wiped out - losing every single one of the 48 councillors who were elected in 2013

The Conservatives won more than two-thirds of the county council seats in the Anglia region.

The Conservatives won more than two-thirds of the county council seats in the Anglia region and the icing on the cake was winning the first election for the new Metro Mayor in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

The Tories won back power in Cambridgeshire and Norfolk which had been hung councils since 2013. The party had also lost its overall majority in Suffolk since the 2013 election but won it back with a majority of 29.

You can find all the results and the names of the 430 councillors in the Anglia region by clicking on the county links below

There were no local elections in Bedfordshire, Peterborough, Milton Keynes, Thurrock or Southend-on-Sea in May 2017.

Tories strengthen grip on Northants County Council

The Conservatives have increased their overall majority on Northamptonshire County Council to 29.

The Conservatives have increased their overall majority on Northamptonshire County Council to 29.

The Labour party remain the official opposition on the council and gained a single additional seat.

The Liberal Democrats were cut to two members while UKIP lost all three of the seats the party won in 2013.

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James Palmer elected as first Mayor for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Conservative James Palmer has been elected as the first Mayor for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

Mr Palmer has been leader of East Cambridgeshire District Council since 2013 and takes up the role which comes with new devolved powers.

Watch a video report by ITV News Anglia's Claire McGlasson.

Conservative James Palmer has been elected the first Mayor of Cambridgeshire

The Conservative James Palmer has beating six other candidates to become the first Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

He is a so-called metro Mayor with additional powers devolved from central government over local transport and housing along with social care and business investment.

Conservative James Palmer has been elected the first Mayor of Cambridgeshire

Mr Palmer won 38% of the vote in the first round with the Liberal Democrat Rod Cantrill on 23%.

The victor needed more than 50% to win outright so that triggered a count of the second preference votes of the remaining eliminated five candidates.

Mr Palmer has been the leader of East Cambridgeshire Council since 2013 and a councillor since 2007.

He lives in Soham. He formerly ran a dairy business and has a family background in farming.

The post as Mayor last four years before he has to seek re-election.

Conservatives win control of Norfolk County Council

UKIP and the Green Party have lost all their seats in Norfolk.

The Conservatives have gained control of Norfolk Country Council, winning 55 seats.

The party won 15 more seats than the last election in 2013, when no party was in overall control.

UKIP and the Greens were the biggest losers; both lost all their councillors in the county.

Labour and the Liberal Democrats made small gains, with 17 and 11 seats respectively.

Bigger Tory majority in Hertfordshire and Lib Dem gains

The Conservatives have increased their majority on Hertfordshire County Council.

The Conservatives have increased their grip on Hertfordshire County Council will an increased overall majority up to 24 from 15 when these election was last held in 2013.

Labour were the biggest losers with six fewer seats strengthening the Liberal Democrats position as the main opposition.

The council now had an extra councillor because of boundary changes bringing the total to 78.

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UKIP council leader and mayoral candidate loses his seat

UKIP group leader on Cambs County Council has lost his seat.

The UKIP group leader on Cambridgeshire County Council Paul Bullen has lost his seat to the Conservatives.

Mr Bullen, who is also a candidate in the race to be the first elected Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, lost out to Terry Rogers in the Warboys and the Stukeleys division.

Early results in Cambridgeshire go the way of the Tories

Counting for the votes in East Cambridgeshire at Soham Sports Centre. Credit: Cambridgeshire County Council

The first county council results have been declared in Cambridgeshire less than 90 minutes after counting started on Friday morning.

Seven of the eight County Council divisions in East Cambridgeshire have gone to the Conservatives with the Liberal Democrats winning Sutton.

UKIP lose Yarmouth Nelson seat to Labour

Great Yarmouth was a stronghold for UKIP in 2013. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Labour have added to UKIP's woes in the local elections by stealing the Yarmouth & Southtown seat in Norfolk.

UKIP won the division back in 2013, but were defeated this time around as Labour's Mike Smith-Clare came out on top.

The party were also beaten in nearby Breydon as Carl Smith gained the seat for the Conservatives.

Forest Heath Council count about to get underway

Staff at the Forest Heath Council count. Credit: Forest Heath Council

Following overnight counts in Essex and Hertfordshire, attention has now turned to other councils across the region.

Staff are just beginning to sift through the votes for Forest Heath Council in West Suffolk which is an area largely controlled by the Conservatives currently.

It will be worth keeping an eye on Haverhill East & Kedington and Exning & Newmarket which were won by UKIP in 2013, but could be under threat this time out from other parties.

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