MPs across the region react to local election results

First ballot boxes being emptied for counting on Thursday Credit: ITV News Anglia

It was a good night for Labour across the East. They didn't win any councils but held on to the ones they controlled.

In Norwich, they increased their majority further by taking seats from the Green Party. They also remain in control of Ipswich, Stevenage, Harlow and Cambridge.

Luton South MP said it was an overall good result thanks to great operations on the ground.

But Essex MP Bernard Jenkin says the issue of Europe played its part in the results across the region.

The Conservatives won the only council to change hands in the East.

They made a shock gain by taking control of Peterborough Council. It had previously been a hung council.

Peterborough MP Stewart Jackson said his party had a solid performance, and to take control from no overall control is a pretty good result.