UKIP made big gains in Basildon to sweep the Conservatives out of power for the first time in a decade and replace Labour as the main opposition party.
The Conservative leader of the council, Tony Ball, who was high profile during the campaign to evict travellers from the Dale Farm site, lost his Wickford North seat to UKIP.
There were elections in 22 councils in the Anglia region in May 2014 and here is the full set of results.
UKIP have gained their first three seats on Peterborough's unitary authority to leave the council with no overall control.
UKIP are the big winners in the council elections in the East depriving the Conservative of their majorities on five councils.