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Essex: No change in councils’ make-up after by-elections

Voters headed to the polls.

Voters headed to the polls.

There is no change in the composition of Tendring district or Colchester borough councils following yesterday’s by-elections.

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By-election results

Tendring District Council

Manningtree, Mistley, Little Bentley and Tendring: Alan Coley (C) 376, Rosemary Smith (LD) 159, Mark Cole (UKIP) 154, Josephine Richardson (L) 129. Maj: 217. Turnout: 22.8%. No change.

Colchester Borough Council

Wivenhoe Quay: Rosalind Scott (L) 857, Peter Hill (C) 629, John Pitts (UKIP) 129, Shaun Boughton (LD) 127, Tim Glover (Gn) 90, Dave Osborn (Patriotic Socialist Party) 2. Maj: 228. Turnout: 43%. No change.

In Tendring voters in the Manningtree, Mistley, Little Bentley and Tendring ward went to the polls following the death of Conservative Sarah Candy, 47, from cancer in April.

Alan Coley held the seat for the Conservatives with a majority of 217.

In the Wivenhoe Quay ward of Colchester Borough Council, Labour held the seat previously occupied by Steve Ford.

Rosalind Scott held the seat with a majority of 228.

The results mean there is no change to the Conservative administration in Tendring, or the Liberal Democrat-Labour-Indepent coalition in Colchester.

Labour was the only party to gain a seat in May’s borough council elections which saw one-third of the 60 seats up for grabs.

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