UKIP win fourth Essex County Council seat

UKIP have gained Brightlingsea bringing their total council seats in Essex to four.

At the last County Council election the party didn't win a single seat in Essex and had a 3% share across the county.

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.