Labour has lost all its seats on Rochford council as the Tories held onto overall control.
But it was not all good news for the Conservatives, who lost six councillors taking their majority down to three.
UKIP, Liberal Democrats, the Green Party and the independent candidates all benefited from Labour and the Tories' losses.
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.