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Results: Thursday 19th June 2008

Braintree DC, Braintree East
Con 668 (50.7; +17.4)
Lab 406 (30.8; -4.6)
Green 125 (9.5; +9.5)
LD Paul William Lemon 119 (9.0; -6.0)
[UKIP (0.0, -16.2)]
Majority 262
Turnout 27.4%
Con hold
Percentage change is from May 2007

Braintree DC, Hatfield Peverel
Con 782 (78.1; +0.1)
Lab 138 (13.8; -8.2)
Green 81 (8.1; +8.1)
Majority 644
Turnout 30.1%
Con hold
Percentage change is from May 2007

North Tyneside MBC, Monkseaton North
Con 1617 (69.6; +1.9)
Lab 413 (17.8; -1.6)
LD Eleanor Jellett 198 (8.5; -4.4)
Green 94 (4.0; +4.0)
Mjority 1204
Turnout 34.1%
Con hold
Percentage change is from May 2008

Richmond TC, West
Con 294/275 (52.9)
LD Paula Quirie 262 (47.1)
Majorities 32/13
Turnout 23.3%
Con gain from LD x 2

Wellingborough BC, Wollaston
Con 816 (81.1; +10.6)
Ind 97 (9.6; +9.6)
LD Jane Brown 93 (9.2; +9.2)
[Lab (0.0; -29.5)]
Majority 719
Turnout 33%
Con hold
Percentage change is from May 2007

Wyre BC, Great Eccleston
Con 778 (67.8; -32.2)
Ind 309 (26.9; +26.9)
LD Chandos Elletson 60 (5.2; +5.2)
Majority 469
Turnout 39.9%
Con hold
Percentage change is from May 2007

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