The Conservatives have lost their majority in Tendring after an awful night.
They lost 17 seats while the Independents, Labour and Liberal Democrats all gained.
The Conservatives have lost control of several councils in the East of England as the Liberal Democrats bounce back after years in decline.
There are five candidates after your vote in Bedford to be the only elected Borough mayor in the Anglia region.
There are fears for the safety of those out canvassing for votes in the East following two separate attacks on campaigners