The Conservatives have retained their overall majority on Hertfordshire County Council with two-thirds of the seats declared.
The Tories have so far won 41 of the 78 divisions in Hertfordshire taking them past the 'winning post' for a working majority.
The party went into the election with an overall majority of 15 and the council has been Conservative controlled since 2001.
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.