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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UKIP wiped out in Essex as Conservatives surge ahead

The Conservatives have strengthened their majority on Essex County Council.

The Conservative have increased their working majority four-fold on Essex County Council as UKIP lost all their seats.

The Tories gained 14 seats compared with 2013 when the last county council elections were held.

UKIP made their big breakthrough four years ago winning nine seats in Essex with 27% of the vote. In this election, the pro-Brexit party lost all its seats.

The Liberal Democrats became the main opposition party in Essex finishing the night a single seat ahead of Labour.

I am delighted to have been given a mandate from the people of Essex to continue to carry on our work to make the county the best place to live and work, where our most vulnerable people are protected as well as given the chance to live independent lives.

I am also looking forward to continuing to work in our new organisation as we restructure and change our culture in order to meet the challenges and opportunities we will face over the coming months.

– Cllr David Finch, Leader of Essex County Council

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