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UKIP making gains in Norfolk

UKIP have began taking seats from the Conservatives on Norfolk County Council.

Fred Agnew has beaten Conservative Tony Wright in Marshland North in the west of the county.

UKIP have also taken Gaywood North and Central from the Conservatives knocking them into third place behind Labour.

There are unconfirmed reports that UKIP are also winning in Dereham South, Breydon and Gorleston St Andrews.


Worst result for Tories in Essex for more than 40 years

Counting gets underway during Friday morning for most of the region's county councils after voting on Thursday.

The only count completed in this region is in Essex where the Conservatives retained an overall majority but saw their vote share slump to the lowest level since before 1973.

Most of the results are in from Hertfordshire with more Conservative losses but mainly going to Labour.

Counts start during Friday in Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire and Suffolk.

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