The Labour leader Ed Miliband has been in Harlow in Essex where his party seized control in last week's council elections.
Speaking at a question and answer session with members of the public he said that politicians would have to work to win back voters' trust.
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