The Greens win their first Essex County Council seat

The Green Party have their first councillor on Essex County Council.

Michael Hoy polled 39% of the vote in Rochford West to take win the previously Conservative-held seat. The Tories had 31% of the vote while UKIP took 21%.

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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.