In pictures: Labour crushed in elections

IT'S been a horrendous day for Labour across Suffolk and Essex, with their candidates and councillors taking a battering in the local elections.

IT'S been a horrendous day for Labour across Suffolk and Essex, with their candidates and councillors taking a battering in the local elections.

The party have been reduced to just one seat in Essex, and barely fared better across the border in Suffolk with just three seats.

Watch through the gallery to see how the day played out at the counts in our region - a day that voters sent a resounding message to Gordon Brown and his ailing Government.