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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Tories retain Herts County Council but Labour bounce back

The results so far in Hertfordshire with the Conservatives retaining their overall majority Credit: ITV Anglia

The Conservatives retain control of Hertfordshire County Council although with a reduced majority. Although there are 12 seats to be declared later on Friday, the Tories already have enough councillors to out-vote all the others so they remain in power.

The UKIP breakthrough seen in Essex has not so far materialised although the party was polling 25-30% share of the vote in most divisions. UKIP took 35% of the vote in Bishop's Stortford Rural but the Conservative candidate was 286 votes ahead.

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