Labour loses Harlow to Tories


By Teo Coroiu 

After nine years under Labour control, Harlow is now under Conservatives as it looks after Thursday`s local elections in the UK.  

The Conservatives took control over Basildon Council as well, which had never been under their control 

The Conservatives held their position as the majority party despite losing four seats, after Thursday`s Essex Council election.  

Kevin Bentley has been chosen by the Conservatives as the new council leader, and Louise McKinley has been named as deputy leader.  

After the election, the Conservatives have now 20 seats in the district council, while the Labour party have just 12 seats, in Harlow.  

Mr Ingall expressed his disappointment about losing his seat and his party losing control in a tweet comment. 

“I am proud to have served as a Labour councillor and proud to have represented Bush Fair”, he said.  

Meanwhile, Southend-on-Sea and Colchester Borough Council remain in no overall control after the election.  

Basildon Council had had no overall control, but became a Conservative majority, while Thurrock and Brentwood Borough Council sees Conservative increase lead.  

Rochford District Council remains in Conservative control, and Epping Forest District Council is held now by the Conservatives.