Issued: May 3, 2019
STATEMENT: Local council elections - Thursday, May 2
PICTURE: Epping Forest MP Dame Eleanor Laing with Conservative councillors and party supporters at the local elections count at Debden Park High School, Loughton CLICK HERE
Epping Forest MP Dame Eleanor Laing said: "Conservative candidates for Epping Forest District Council and the town and parish councils had a great team effort yesterday and have done very well to retain overall control of Epping Forest District Council.
"I am really sorry that two of our most dedicated and longest-serving district councillors - Liz Webster and Ricki Gadsby - were not re-elected.
"It is great, however, that Chris Whitbread (council leader) and his excellent team will continue to run Epping Forest District Council and bring real benefits to our local community.”