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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.

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.

Emergency services attended the scene.

One person has been taken to hospital with serious injuries following a crash involving two vehicles in Hawthorn Drive this evening.

Police are appealing for help to trace Amelia Cook, who went missing from an address in Leiston

Amelia Cook, 16, who was reported missing yesterday morning has been found safe and well by police.

Police were called to the former A12 at Copdock.

Police were called after a car left the former A12 road at the bottom of Copdock Hill on Saturday morning.

Robert Kemp, 75, was walking along Melford Road in Newmarket when he collapsed. A lot of people, including bus drivers, stopped to help. But it was a young woman, named Jess Smith, who gave him CPR for 15 minutes before paramedics arrived. Robert pictured with friends and family.

A 75-year-old man from Stowmarket who was brought back to life after suffering a heart attack believes if he had collapsed anywhere else he may not be alive today.

A winning lottery ticket was bought in Colchester but the prize is yet to be claimed

The search is on for a mystery lottery ticket holder sitting on an unclaimed fortune somewhere in Colchester.

Jeremy Fournel at The Amber Shop in Southwold

Police are today hunting a pair of thieves who netted thousands of pounds worth of gems in a snatch-and-grab raid on a Suffolk jewellers.

Christchurch Land and Estates' proposed development of 560 homes, community centre, extra care/assisted living facility, play areas, village green, shops and employment centre off Gulpher Road,. Felixstowe.

A community leader has made an impassioned plea for a precious area of countryside where 560 homes could be built to be saved from the developers’ bulldozers.

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