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Tories celebrate over Braintree

LOCAL COUNCIL RESULTS

  Councillors Councils
Party +/- Total +/- Total
After 312 of 312 councils.
CON 911 5315 39 165
LAB -505 1877 -8 34
LD -246 2171 -4 23
OTH -162 1112 0 5
NOC - - -27 85

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The Conservatives have gained Braintree District Council from one of no overall control which had lasted since 2003.

Of the 60 seats up for grabs, the party won 42 - 15 up on four years ago, while Labour lost 10 of its 19 seats.

The Residents Association - a single independent group fighting on local issues - won five seats, while the Green Party kept two councillors.

The Lib Dems were left with only one seat after losing four out of its five, and other parties were left with one.




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