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Tory candidate returns as Suffolk PCC

Tim Passmore get four more years as the Police and Crime Commissioner for Suffolk. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Conservative candidate Tim Passmore will continue as Suffolk's Police and Crime Commissioner, as the first of the region's results come in.

The current PCC won both the first count and second count, when the alternative preferences of those people voting for candidates who had not made the top two were redistributed.

An extra 45,000 people went to the polls compared with the first ever PCC election in 2012 but the turn out in Suffolk was still less than a quarter of the electorate.

Tories lose councillors in East Anglia with gains for Labour, Lib Dems and UKIP

The number of councillors elected in the Anglia region on 5 May 2016. Credit: ITV News Anglia

All the political parties are claiming some measure of success in the local council elections in the Anglia region.

The Conservatives have lost councillors but scored a major victory by winning back an overall majority on Peterborough City Council. It brought the Prime Minister David Cameron into the city to celebrate with party workers.

There were gains in the region for Labour, the Liberal Democrats and UKIP while the Greens made losses.

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Labour loses all seats in Rochford as Tories hold a reduced majority

Conservatives remain in overall control despite losses. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Labour has lost all its seats on Rochford council as the Tories held onto overall control.

But it was not all good news for the Conservatives, who lost six councillors taking their majority down to three.

UKIP, Liberal Democrats, the Green Party and the independent candidates all benefited from Labour and the Tories' losses.

Conservatives hold North Hertfordshire but with a reduced majority

The Conservatives have held North Hertfordshire council. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Labour and the Liberal Democrats both made gains in North Hertfordshire - but not enough to take overall control of the council away from the Tories.

The Conservatives still have a sizeable majority of 19 councillors.

The local authority has been in the hands of the Tories since 1999 when it took over from Labour.

Tories hold South Cambridgeshire with reduced majority

The Conservatives have held South Cambridgeshire council. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

The Conservatives still have an overall majority on South Cambridgeshire District Council despite slight losses in yesterday's poll.

The Tories and independent candidates lost out in favour of the Liberal Democrats.

But the Conservatives still have a majority of 15 over the other parties.

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Tories hold Welwyn Hatfield with slightly reduced majority

The Conservatives have held Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Conservatives have held onto their overall majority on Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council despite losing seats to Labour and the Liberal Democrats.

Boundary changes mean an all-out election, but the number of councillors remains the same.

The Tories have held power in Welwyn since 2002. The party now has a majority of 8 over the other parties.

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