The closest result of the night saw a single vote decide the outcome of a seat in Harlow.Read more
A third of the seats in Thurrock were up for election this year. Find out more about these elections.
Election 2018 Results
|Party||Elected in 2018||Total councillors||Change|
|Elected in 2018 6||Total councillors 20||Change+1|
|Elected in 2018 9||Total councillors 17||Change+3|
|Elected in 2018 1||Total councillors 12||Change+1|
|Elected in 2018 0||Total councillors 0||Change-5|
|Councillors change compared with 2014|
Tim Aker has fought off a challenge from singer David Van Day for his seat on Thurrock Council.
Despite being the UKIP MEP, Mr Aker stood on an independent ticket to keep his Aveley and Uplands seat.
Mr Van Day, who rose to fame in the 1970s as one half of duo Dollar, was standing as a Conservative.
The singer David Van Day has just arrived at the Thurrock count.
The former pop star, who rose to fame in the 1970s as one half of duo Dollar, is standing for the Aveley and Upland ward on Thurrock Council.
He said he "wanted change" in the ward to "make it better".
The seat is currently held by Tim Aker, the UKIP MEP for the East.
Talking of UKIP, MEP Tim Aker has raised concerns about the party's performance tonight.
Some Thurrock independents still in UKIP, alleges interim leader: