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|Party||Votes||%||Net percentage change in seats|
|Jackie Doyle-Price||Votes 19,880||header_vote_share 39.5||Net percentage change in seats +5.8|
|John Kent||Votes 19,535||header_vote_share 38.8||Net percentage change in seats +6.2|
|Tim Aker||Votes 10,112||header_vote_share 20.1||Net percentage change in seats -11.6|
|Kevin McNamara||Votes 798||header_vote_share 1.6||Net percentage change in seats +0.3|
Change compared with 2015
Turnout and CON majority
An updated design for the new Lower Thames Crossing has been released.
Highways England want a three-lane road via the new tunnel, a new junction with the M25 plus a link road to Tilbury Docks.
Christian Brodie, chair of the South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP) says the plans will benefit the local economy.
But the former leader of Thurrock Council, John Kent, says there will still be traffic issues in the area.
This won't solve those problems, all this will do is re-create some of those problems eight miles east and this is the wrong solution."
The mother of a man who was shot dead at a petrol station has urged a teenager, who is wanted by poilce, to come forward.
As we've reported, Essex Police want to trace Bradley Blundell, 17, in connection with the inquiry into the murder of John Pordage.
Mr Pordage, 34, was shot outside a BP garage on Baddow Road, Chelmsford, on Saturday, just after 02:00.
A £5,000 reward has been offered by the charity Crimestoppers for information leading to the arrest of the teenager.
Mr Pordage's mother Sue Wilson said: "Bradley, if you are listening to me, please do the right thing and hand yourself in."
Bradley is known to have links in Chelmsford, Great Baddow, Thurrock and Norwich in Norfolk.
A £5,000 reward has been offered for information about the whereabouts of a teenage boy wanted in connection with a murder inquiry.
John Pordage was shot outside a BP garage near the Army & Navy roundabout in Chelmsford on Saturday just after 02:00.
The 34-year-old, of Galleywood, was taken to hospital, where he died from a gunshot wound.
The charity Crimestoppers is offering the reward for information that leads to the arrest of Bradley Blundell.
Essex Police want to trace the 17-year-old who was last known to be living in Chelmsford and has links to Great Baddow and the Thurrock area. He also has links to Norwich.
Liam Duffy, regional manager for Crimestoppers, said: "It’s believed he is a danger to the public and must be found.
"Someone will either know where he is or is maybe giving him shelter.
"The public's safety is important to us, which is why we guarantee that anyone who contacts our charity with information stays 100% anonymous.
"Bradley should not be approached directly by members of the public."
Five arrests have made in connection with the murder investigation.
The Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell is visiting Thurrock today to make a bid to rally Labour members in the marginal constituency.
At the last election the Conservatives won the seat with a majority of 345 votes - the Labour candidate who missed out was John Kent.
Mr McDonnell is also likely to field questions about Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn who claimed over the weekend that during the election campaign he said he would "deal with" the issue of graduates burdened with debt since tuition fees rose to £9,000.
He told the BBC he had never promised to abolish all debt as Labour "were unaware of the size of it at the time".
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We've been doing a bit of calculating, and have run the numbers on all the votes cast across Essex to find out which of the 18 Conservative MPs has the biggest majority.
The winner was Kemi Badenoch, the new MP for Saffron Walden. She's taken over from Sir Alan Haselhurst, who announced his retirement a few weeks ago after acting as MP for the constituency since 1977. Ms Badenoch was elected with a majority of 24,966.
Meanwhile, the Essex MP with the smallest majority was Jackie Doyle-Price in Thurrock, where just 345 votes split her with the runner up, Labour's John Kent.
The average majority, in case anyone's interested, was 14,849.
BBC Essex political reporter
The people of Essex have spoken and voted to try and give Theresa May the majority she wanted. But Labour has seen a surge in support and has come second in every seat – pushing UKIP first to third in Clacton and overtaking former Lib Dem MP Sir Bob Russell in Colchester.
Labour was 345 votes shy of getting an Essex MP in Thurrock. But for the triumphant Tories comes turbulence, as nationwide the party has no strong and stable majority and have lost seats overall.
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- 16,692 total votes taken.
- 33.7% share of the total vote
- -3.1% change in share of the votes
- 16,156 total votes taken.
- 32.6% share of the total vote
- -4.0% change in share of the votes
- 15,718 total votes taken.
- 31.7% share of the total vote
- +24.3% change in share of the votes
- 644 total votes taken.
- 1.3% share of the total vote
- -9.4% change in share of the votes
- 244 total votes taken.
- 0.5% share of the total vote
- +0.5% change in share of the votes
- 79 total votes taken.
- 0.2% share of the total vote
- +0.2% change in share of the votes
- 31 total votes taken.
- 0.1% share of the total vote
- +0.1% change in share of the votes
Change compared with 2010