The Conservative party have held their majority in Epping Forest and also gained three seats in the process.
Both the Liberal Democrats and UKIP lost a seat each.
The Tories have had a majority since 2007 although before that it was a hung council for many years.
Early turnout figures in the council elections in the Anglia region suggest only a third of voters bothered to cast their ballot.
All the political parties will be weighing up gains and losses in local elections across the Anglia region.
Counting will start at 10pm across the Anglia region in the local council election with results coming through in the early hours of Friday.