We’ve had a great morning at the count:
Jackie Dillnutt stunned the Tories – and the local press – by WINNING SWEYNE PARK BY 30 VOTES
Ron Oatham and June Lumley held their seats by majorities of 549 and 472.
Pat Putt came a good third, only 239 votes behind the winning Tory.
Elsewhere, Independent Robin Allen won in Barling and Sutton.
The Tories had an easy win over the BNP in Hullbridge
We will write more tonight!