Vote 2013: winners & losers

UKIP have had their best ever result in local elections with gains in the Anglia region. There were county council elections in Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire and Suffolk on Thursday 2 May 2013.

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Tory majority in Essex slashed by UKIP breakthrough

The Conservative majority on Essex County Council was slashed from 45 to 9 Credit: ITV Anglia

The Conservatives are still in power on Essex County Council but they've been severely battered by Labour and UKIP gains. The Tories retain a working majority but their share of their vote fell below 35% - their worst showing in the county for more than four decades.

Although Labour gained eight councillors on their position at the last election in 2009 it was UKIP who surged ahead. The anti-EU party took the second largest slice of the popular vote with 27% of all votes.

The Lib Dems slumped into fourth place behind Labour.

The Greens will be in County Hall for the first time in Essex after winning in Witham and Rochford.

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