The closest result of the night saw a single vote decide the outcome of a seat in Harlow.Read more
Rochford District Council
A third of the seats in Rochford 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 12||Total councillors 25||Change+4|
|Elected in 2018 0||Total councillors 4||ChangeNo results|
|Elected in 2018 0||Total councillors 4||Change-2|
|Elected in 2018 1||Total councillors 3||ChangeNo results|
|Elected in 2018 1||Total councillors 3||Change-1|
|Elected in 2018 0||Total councillors 0||Change-1|
|Councillors change compared with 2016|
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.
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