Local Elections 2016

There are elections for councillors on 22 local councils in the Anglia region on Thursday 5 May along with new Police & Crime Commissioners.

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Conservatives hold Castle Point in Essex on reduced majority

The Tories have held the safe council of Castle Point in Essex Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Conservatives have held Castle Point Council in Essex with a slightly reduced majority.

The Tories made a net loss of 1 seat with a single gain to an Independent.

It cuts the Conservative overall majority on the council, which covers the Canvey Island area, to just three.

The former MP for Castle Point, Bob Spink, is the UKIP candidate in the Essex Police and Crime Commissioner election. The result of that won't be known until Friday afternoon.

Mr Spink was the first UKIP MP in the House of Commons after he switched sides from the Conservatives in 2008.

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