Witham MP Priti Patel was credited by Chancellor George Osborne for a measure to double to £10,000 for tax free loans for commuters' season tickets.
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UKIP have made further gains in the local elections in the Anglia region and the Conservatives have won back control in Peterborough.
Hundreds of council workers have gathered in sports centres and town halls across the region to count the votes in the 2016 local elections.
The votes are being counted in 22 councils across the Anglia region in the biggest test of political opinion since the General Election.