Colchester Borough Council remains with no party in overall control following Thursday's local elections.
The Conservatives and Liberal Democrats lost five seats each, with Labour gaining two after boundary changes reduced the total number of councillors overall by nine.
The council has been effectively hung since 1998 when the Liberal Democrats were last in power.
The town's long-serving Lib Dem MP Sir Bob Russell was ousting by the Conservatives in last year's General Election.
David Cameron has arrived in Peterborough to celebrate his party's victory in the local elections.
It was a mixed night for the major parties in the local elections. Take a look how the region's MPs reacted to the results.
UKIP have made further gains in the local elections in the Anglia region and the Conservatives have won back control in Peterborough.