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Results: Thursday 12th June 2008

Carlisle City DC, Upperby
Lab 595/515 (35.2; -12.1)
LD James Osler 428 (25.3; -0.6)
Con 346/275 (20.5; +5.5)
BNP 321/278 (19.0; +7.3)
Majorities 167/87
Turnout 36.1%
Lab hold x 2
Percentage change is since May 2007.

East Sussex CC, Bexhill King Offa
Con 2825 (62.3; +23.1)
LD John Kemp 1191 (26.3; -4.3)
Lab 518 (11.4; -18.8)
Majority 1634
Turnout 25%
Con hold
Percentage change is since May 2005.

Flintshire UA, Hope
LD Tim Newhouse 480 (63.6; +63.6)
Ind 275 (36.4; -14.8)
[Ind (0.0; -48.8)]
Majority 205
Turnout 38.6%
LD gain from Ind
Percentage change is since May 2004.

Gloucestershire CC, Brockworth
LD Mike Collins 1040 (52.9; +41.0)
Con 751 (38.2; +11.1)
Lab 175 (8.9; -15.9)
[Green (0.0; -5.5)]
[Resident (0.0; -30.6)]
Majority 289
Turnout 31.4%
LD gain from Resident
Percentage change is since May 2005.

Harlow DC, Harlow Common
Con 959 (46.6; +3.1)
Lab 628 (30.5; -14.5)
LD James Rideout 419 (20.3; +8.7)
Ind 53 (2.6; +2.6)
Majority 331
Turnout 37.2%
Con gain from Lab
Percentage change is since May 2007.

Illogan PC, Illogan
Liberal 186 (50.1)
LD Amanda Manion 185 (49.9)
Majority 1
Turnout not known
Liberal hold.

Oxford City DC, Holywell
LD Mark Mills 188 (40.4; -5.0)
Con 112 (24.1; +1.6)
Lab 93 (20.0; +6.4)
Green 72 (15.5; -3.0)
Majority 76
Turnout 11.7%
LD hold
Percentage change is since May 2008.

Rother DC, Bexhill Collington
Con 893 (75.3; +5.2)
LD Christine Purdy 216 (18.2; -11.8)
Lab 78 (6.6; +6.6)
Majority 677
Turnout 31%
Con hold
Percentage change is since May 2007.

Waltham Forest LBC, Forest
LD Samina Safdar 977 (36.9; -2.3)
Lab 927 (35.0; +1.4)
Con 507 (19.1; +5.9)
Green 184 (6.9; -7.0)
Left List 56 (2.1; +2.1)
Majority 50
Turnout 32.2%
LD hold
Percentage change is since May 2006.


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