Polls open in council and PCC elections in Essex

Voting has begun in elections being held in Essex.

Seats on Basildon, Brentwood, Castle Point, Harlow, Southend-on-Sea, Thurrock, Colchester and Rochford councils are being contested.

A police and crime commissioner (PCC) for Essex will also be elected.

Polling stations opened at 07:00 BST and will close at 22:00.

Across England, elections are being held at more than 120 councils.

There will also be elections for 36 PCCs.

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