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  1. Local elections 2021: Good morning!

    Katy Lewis

    BBC News Online

    Polling in Colchester on Thursday
    Image caption: One of the polling stations in Colchester on Thursday morning

    Welcome to our live page for the 2021 local election results for Essex.

    We will be bringing you the results as they come in overnight.

    Most of the counts this year will be done on Friday and over the weekend, but overnight we are expecting results for the district council polls in Colchester, Harlow and Rochford and unitary council elections in Southend-on-Sea and Thurrock.

    In England, Thursday saw elections for 143 councils, mayors in 13 areas and 39 police and crime commissioners.

    Here isa very simple guideto all the different elections so you know what is happening in your area and across the country.

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