Vote 2013: winners & losers

UKIP have had their best ever result in local elections with gains in the Anglia region. There were county council elections in Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire and Suffolk on Thursday 2 May 2013.

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Lucky seven for UKIP in Essex

UKIP now have seven Essex County Councillors for the following divisions:

  • Thundersley
  • Wickford Crouch
  • Laindon Park & Fryerns
  • Brightlingsea
  • South Benfleet
  • Rayleigh South
  • Basildon Westley Heights

The surge in support for the anti-EU party will severely dent the Conservative majority on the council which was the safest Tory council in the Anglia region.

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