Castle Point Borough Council

A third of the seats in Castle Point were up for election this year. Find out more about these elections.

Election 2018 Results

CON HOLD
Party Elected in 2018 Total councillors Change

PartyConservative

Elected in 2018 9 Total councillors 27 Change+6

PartyIndependent

Elected in 2018 5 Total councillors 14 Change-1

PartyUKIP

Elected in 2018 0 Total councillors 0 Change-5
Councillors change compared with 2014

Most recent

One million new homes 'vision' for Thames estuary

The Thames Estuary 2050 Commission has published its vision for the area covering Kent, Essex and London, which would see a million new homes and 1.3 million new jobs.

The commission also wants to see the extension of the Crossrail project to link up with High Speed One at Ebbsfleet, and is calling on the government to provide £29m for the development.

There are also calls to make the Lower Thames Crossing suitable for rail transport and driverless vehicles.

Redevelopment would also take place in Basildon, Castle Point and Southend in Essex, with a "new medical research corridor" in north Kent.

Cultural and creative industries will be encouraged to expand in the East London boroughs of Tower Hamlets, Newham, Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Lewisham, and Bexley and Greenwich.

Polling under way for local elections

Andrew Sinclair

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.

A polling station
BBC

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.