Independents 5, Holland on Sea Residents Association 3, non-aligned 3, Independent Alliance 2, Tendring First 1. North east Essex peninsula, with the port town of Harwich, and coastal resort of Clacton.
The Conservatives gained St Paul's from an Independent elected for the UK Independence Party at a byelection on 15 February. Jeff Bray (Little Clacton and Weeley) and Richard Everett (Rush Green) moved from Independent Alliance to Conservative in October 2017; Andrew Pemberton (Peter Bruff ward) moved from UKIP to ungrouped.
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