After 11 results in the Essex County Council elections, this is the share of the vote:
Conservative - 31%
UKIP - 27%
Labour - 21%
Liberal Democrats - 15%
Greens - 3%
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.