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Labour remain in control of Stevenage Borough Council despite losing three wards to the Conservatives.
The Labour Party now have control of 30 wards, the Conservative Party seven and the Lib Dems hold three.
UKIP gains in the East
BBC East political correspondent
Andrew Sinclair @andrewpolitics tweets: UKIP have done well in East but also worth noting that Labour made some decent gains in Stevenage (+3) Ipswich (+3) & Colchester (1)
tweets: Stevenage candidate Marilyn Yarnold-Forrester says she doesn't regret defecting to UKIP from the Conservatives, despite losing seat to Labour.
BBC East Political correspondent Andrew Sinclair @andrewpolitics: Labour expect to take control of Cambridge and say vote strong in Harlow, Stevenage and Norwich but warn "tonight will be patchy".
He adds: UKIP expected to make gains across the East. Vote said to be particularly strong in Great Yarmouth, Basildon and Ipswich.