1:46am Friday 4th May 2012
Labour have won the Thurrock Council elections.
The party gained one seat from the Conservatives, in Stanford East and Corringham town, and held seven.
The Conservatives gained the Corringham and Fobbing seat, but lost the Aveley and Uplands to UKIP, as well as losing Stanford East.
The party held six.
The Independents held their seat in East Tilbury.
Labour now have 25 seats to the Conservative's 21.
There are two Independents, and one UKIP councillor.
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