Election 2013: LIVE UPDATES
Counting is currently under way across Essex after the polls closed at 10pm this evening.
Ballot boxes have been emptied at numerous halls and counting centres in the county, as candidates eagerly await the results.
10PM UPDATE: Counting under way in relevant boroughs and districts
11.30PM UPDATE: Result expected in Chelmsford North
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12.20AM UPDATE: UKIP GAIN Westley Heights with 1437 votes
12.44AM UPDATE: LABOUR GAIN two seats in Harlow West
12.54AM UPDATE: Lib Dems and Conservatives HOLD seats in Chelmsford wards
See below for live updates as the results come in.