Issued: May 7, 2016
Local council elections
Following today's local election counts for seats on Epping Forest District Council and various town and parish councils across the district, Epping Forest MP Eleanor Laing issued the following statement.
"I'm delighted that so many excellent Conservative candidates have been elected to the district, parish and town councilllors. I know they will continue to work hard for the good of the whole community.
"It is however sad to see that Aniket Patel has not been re-elected to Buckhurst Hill Parish Council. He worked extremely hard as chairman and has achieved so much for Buckhurst Hill. I know he will continue to do so as a district councillor."
She added: "It's great to see some new young councillors elected. They will bring energy and enthusiasm and new ideas to local government."