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Local Elections 2017

There are elections in the Anglia region on Thursday 4 May 2017 for county councillors in Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk along with the newly created post of elected Mayor for Cambs and Peterborough.

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First result of the night in as Kerry Smith keeps his seat

Kerry Smith has kept his seat. Credit: Essex County Council

Independent candidate Kerry Smith has been re-elected in Basildon Westley Heights in the first result of the night in this year's Local Elections.

Smith won the same seat as a Ukip councillor in 2013, but left the party a year later.

He was the clear winner in this year's count, registering 3,341 votes compared to his nearest challenger Andrew Schrader from the Conservatives who earned 1,329 votes.

Turnout in Westley Heights was 33.62%.

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