The Conservatives have increased their grip on Hertfordshire County Council will an increased overall majority up to 24 from 15 when these election was last held in 2013.
Labour were the biggest losers with six fewer seats strengthening the Liberal Democrats position as the main opposition.
The council now had an extra councillor because of boundary changes bringing the total to 78.
Only two of the six counties in the Anglia region have so far declared results but the Conservatives are making the early running.
The Chairman of Colchester's UKIP branch has defended the party after a poor showing in this year's local elections.
Just under a quarter of residents in Peterborough have cast a vote for the newly-created post of Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.