The Conservatives have boosted their majority on Castle Point council - the area of south Essex that includes Canvey Island.
UKIP lost both their seats and saw their share of the vote slump from 27% four years ago to just 4%.
The Conservatives beat a Canvey Island Independent by just one vote in the Canvey Island West ward.
The Tories have had an overall majority in Castle Point since 2015.
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.