The first county council seat to be declared in Hertfordshire has stayed in Conservative hands.
Borehamwood South was won by Alan Plancey with a majority of 317 votes over second place Labour.
Hertfordshire County Council is currently Conservative-controlled.
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.