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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.

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UKIP win their first county council seat in Essex

UKIP's Kerry Smith has won the party's first county council seat in Essex at Basildon Westley Heights with a majority of 139.

The seat was won by the Conservatives in 2009.

Essex did have one UKIP councillor before the election but he had defected mid-term after being elected an Independent in Canvey Island.

Click here for other Essex results as they come in.

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