Thurrock - Lab gain from No Overall Control
New council: Lab 2 (+1), Con 21 (-2), Ind 2 (no change), UKIP 1 (+1)
Labour majority: 1
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