The Conservatives have retained control of Brentwood Borough Council, where 13 of the 37 seats were up for grabs.
Brentwood Borough Council
A third of the seats in Brentwood 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 8||Total councillors 25||Change+2|
|Elected in 2018 4||Total councillors 9||Change-1|
|Elected in 2018 1||Total councillors 2||ChangeNo results|
|Elected in 2018 0||Total councillors 1||Change-1|
|Councillors change compared with 2014|
BBC Look East political correspondent
Polling has begun for elections for some district and unitary councils in Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire.
Across the country, 150 local authorities are electing new councillors, and there are six mayoral contests.
Councils holding elections here are:
- Cambridgeshire: Cambridge City and Peterborough City
- Essex: Colchester Borough, Basildon District, Harlow, Brentwood Borough, Castle Point Borough, Rochford District and Southend Borough
- Norfolk: Great Yarmouth Borough and Norwich City
- Suffolk: Ipswich Borough
In most places, a third of seats are being contested.
Polling stations close at 22:00 and BBC East will be providing live online coverage afterwards.