Essex: Labour Gain In Local Elections

4 May 2012, 06:56

It's been a bad night for the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats in the local elections.

Labour has racked up significant gains in England and Wales as voters seem to have punished the government for its austerity measures.

Nine councils in Essex were up for election. So far we have the results for eight districts and boroughs and are expecting the Epping decision later.

ESSEX 

Basildon

In Basildon there was no change as the Conservatives held on to power despite losing three seats.Labour has gained three seats.

  • Conservative 26
  • Labour 14
  • Liberal Democrat 2

Brentwood

No change in Brentwood as the Conservatives keep control here despite losing three seats. Liberal Democrats gain two seats and Labour also gains one.

  • Conservative 26
  • Labour 2
  • Liberal Democrat 8
  • Independent 1

Castle Point

In Castle Point there was no change as the Conservatives continue to hold onto power.

  • Conservative 25
  • Independent 16

Colchester

Colchester remains with no party in overall control. Labour and Liberal Democrats both gained one seat each and the Tories lost 2.

  • Liberal Democrat 27
  • Conservatives 22
  • Labour 8
  • Independent 3

Harlow

In Harlow Labour took control of the council from the Tories. Labour won five new seats. The Conservatives lost four and the Liberal Democrats lost one.

  • Labour 20
  • Conservative 13

Rochford

The Conservatives remain in control of Rochford.

  • Conservative 12
  • Green 1

Southend-on-Sea

The Conservatives have lost overall control of Southend with Labour winning two seats and one gain for the Independent party.

  • Conservative 25
  • Liberal Democrat 10
  • Independent 10
  • Labour 6

Thurrock

In Thurrock Labour took control of the party gaining two new seats. UKIP also won a seat and the Tories lost three.

  • Labour 26
  • Conservative 20
  • Independent 2
  • UKIP 1

EAST HERTFORDSHIRE

Broxbourne

The Conservatives have held on to power in Broxbourne.

  • Conservative 27
  • Labour 3 

Hertsmere

The Conservative party retained control of Hertsmere despite losing one seat. Labour gained three new seats.

  • Conservative 35
  • Labour 5







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