Polling stations have opened in the County Council elections.
More than 2,000 candidates are standing for 450 seats in six council areas across the Anglia region - Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire and Suffolk.
It will be the biggest test of political opinion this year. Polling stations will remain open until ten o'clock this evening. The results will be declared tomorrow.
Regardless of the result in Thursday's election, Northamptonshire will have fewer county councils because of boundary changes.
The Tories have been sent a warning in their traditional Essex heartland, losing nine county council seats to a bullish UKIP.
Suffolk County Council has been Conservative-controlled since 2005. On Thursday there were elections for 75 councillors.