Election 2012: Conservatives hold Castle Point in Essex

Castle Point - Conservative hold

Conservatives win 8 seats and Independents 5 seats

New council:

Con 25 (no change)

Ind 16 (no change)

Conservative overall majority: 9

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Political fall-out plays out in the East

The latest political fall-out from the local elections was played out right here in the East today as all three party leaders made an appearance in Essex.