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Conservatives maintain grip on new West Suffolk council

The Conservatives maintain a firm grip on new West Suffolk council.

The new council of West Suffolk remains in Conservative control with a secure majority after its first set of local elections.

The council was formed by the merger of Forest Health Council which covered Mildenhall and Newmarket and St Edmundsbury Council centred on the cathedral town of Bury St Edmunds.

The graphic has been amended following a correction from the Press Association

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Braintree: Conservative hold but Green Party make gains

The Conservatives have held Braintree but the Green Party have gained five seats Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Conservatives have held Braintree despite losing seats while the Green Party will be happy with their night gaining five seats to become the second largest party.

Labour now only hold two seats having lost two this time around.

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