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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New Labour councillor: 'We can cause Election shock'

Newly elected Labour councillor Lee Scordis says he believes his party can replicate his success in Colchester at the upcoming General Election in five weeks time.

Mr Scordis took the Abbey division seat from the Liberal Democrats by a majority of 155 to secure his seat on the County Council.

These Local Elections are being seen as a barometer for how things could turn out on June 8, and Mr Scordis is confident that Labour could cause a shock by taking the seat from the Conservatives' Will Quince.

"We're making great strides in Colchester and our membership is over 1,000," he told ITV News Anglia.

"There's a real chance that we could become the real opposition to the Conservatives as the Lib Dems continue to slide."

On the whole in Essex, it has been a good night for the Conservatives who have retained overall control of the County Council after reaching the 38 seats required to form a majority.

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