The Conservatives have become the biggest party in Milton Keynes but did not secure a working majority meaning parties will have to work together.
Labour had been running a minority administration since 2014 and the council has been hung for many years.
Milton Keynes is the biggest non-county local authority in the Anglia region serving a population for more than 250,000. It is a single-tier unitary authority which means it runs all the local services in its area rather than being spilt between district and county councils like most of the region.
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.