Castle Point - Conservative hold
Conservatives win 8 seats and Independents 5 seats
Con 25 (no change)
Ind 16 (no change)
Conservative overall majority: 9
Ed Miliband visits key battleground after his party seize Harlow in local elections
Colchester Borough Council remain hung with the Liberal Democrats as the largest party following the local elections.
Emma Hutchinson rounds up election day in the East