Third UKIP gain in Essex

UKIP have gained their third seat on Essex County Council taking another seat from the Conservatives.

Alan Bayley has a majority of 242 over the Conservatives who came second.

The latest gain is South Benfleet after the party won Westley Heights in Basildon and Rayleigh South.

Essex results

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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.