NONE of the 20 seats up for grabs on Colchester Council changed hands.

Lib Dem group leader Martin Hunt won his Christ Church seat with an increased majority, even though the Conservative party had vowed to topple him.

Mark Cory won an increased majority in holding onto Labour target Wivenhoe Cross, while council leader Anne Turrell and cabinet member Nick Barlow won their seats with large majorities.

The closest battle was in Shrub End, where sitting Tory councillor Pauline Hazell narrowly defeated Lib Dem challenger Chris Butler.

Three new councillors were elected onto the council to replace retiring colleagues, with Tory Will Quince winning the battle for Prettygate ward.

The Labour party comfortably held the three seats they were defending, with group leader Tim Young facing no trouble in St Andrew's.

The Green Party won no seats despite fielding candidates in every ward, although Peter Lynn came second in Castle ward.

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