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.
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