Independents 5, Holland on Sea Residents Association 3, Independent Alliance 2, non-aligned 2, ungrouped 2, Tendring First 1. North east Essex peninsula, with the port town of Harwich, and coastal resort of Clacton.
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. Roy Raby and Kevin Watson (both Golf Green) moved from UK Independence Party to Conservative in July 2017.
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