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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Labour loses all its county council seats in Harlow

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn holds one-year-old Angelo after speaking to supporters at a rally in Harlow on 27 April. Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

All four of the Essex County Council divisions in Harlow have gone to the Conservatives with Labour losing three of their seats.

It will be a blow to Labour hopes at the General Election as Harlow has been a marginal constituency in the past. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was campaigning in the new town last week.

Robert Halfon won the parliamentary seat for the Tories in 2010 and increased his majority to more than 8,000 at the 2015 election. Labour held the seat from 1997 until 2010 and would need a 6.4% swing to take it back.

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