Independents 5, non-aligned 3, Holland on Sea Residents Association 3, English Democrat 1, Tendring First 1. North east Essex peninsula, with the port town of Harwich, and coastal resort of Clacton.
The Conservatives gained St James ward from the Coastal Independents on 6 April. The UK Independence Party gained Great and Little Oakley from an Independent on 9 February. The Tendring Independents and Coastal Independent councillors joined the Conservatives in January 2017. Alex Porter (Alton Park) moved from UK Independence Party to English Democrats in December 2016. Jack Parsons (St Pauls) moved from UK Independence Party to Labour, and John Brown (Harwich West) moved from UK Independence Party to non-aligned, in November 2016.
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