Barking and Dagenham Council has maintained its Labour majority in its second clean sweep in as many elections, with all 51 seats up for election.
The vote marked a family affair, with council leader Darren Rodwell's daughter, Emily Rodwell, winning her first council seat in the Eastbury Ward.
The leader remarked: "I'm extremely proud of our fantastic local election results. They show that residents have faith in our vision for the borough and support our fight against government austerity. I look forward to continuing to work together with our partners to ensure that no one is left behind in Barking and Dagenham."
An award-winning interactive laser light show was displayed in the capital for the first time in a public exhibition at Barking Riverside.
Plans for at least 200 new affordable homes at a £63m redevelopment project have been given the green light.
An exhibition on domestic space and the identity of the woman was held in Barking to help promote the work of an emerging artist.