Local Elections 2019 in the Anglia region

There are local elections on 44 councils in the Anglia region on Thursday 2 May 2019 in the biggest political test since the General Election of 2017.

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Shock turnaround in Chelmsford as Lib Dems take power

The Lib Dems have taken power in Chelmsford Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Liberal Democrats have taken control in Chelmsford after a remarkable swing.

They gained 26 seats while the Conservatives lost 31 on what has been a great day for the Lib Dems.

The Independents gained five.

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