The International Development Secretary Priti Patal has warned of the dangers of complacency ahead of the General Election after the Conservatives made gains on Essex County Council.
Priti Patel, who was been MP for Witham since 2010, told ITV News Anglia that the Tories take nothing for granted.
During the General Election campaign we will make our pitch for a secure and strong Britain as we leave the European Union and importantly to give Theresa May that mandate to get the best deal for Britain.
Only two of the six counties in the Anglia region have so far declared results but the Conservatives are making the early running.
The Chairman of Colchester's UKIP branch has defended the party after a poor showing in this year's local elections.
Just under a quarter of residents in Peterborough have cast a vote for the newly-created post of Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.