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Derwentside DC, Castleside
Ind 297 (82.3 +8.3)
Con 64 (17.7 +3.7)
Lab [0.0 –12.0]
Majority 233
Turnout 27.49
Ind hold
Percentage change is from 2007

Hillingdon LBC, Townfield
Lab 1031(45.3 –12.6)
LD R Chamdal 506 (22.2 +8.7)
Con 445 (19.6 –9.0)
BNP 186 (8.2 +8.2)
National Front 74 (3.3 +3.3)
Green 33 (1.5 +1.5)
Majority 525
Turnout Not known
Lab hold
Percentage change is from 2006

Redditch BC, Batchley
Con 630 (39.00 –12.4)
Lab 539 (33.4 –4.3)
BNP 299 (18.5 +18.5)
LD R Patrick Taylor 121 (7.5 –3.4)
Ind 25 (1.5 +1.5)
Majority 91
Turnout 27.59
Con gain Lab
Percentage change is from 2008

Wealden DC, Uckfield New Town
LD C J Sweetland 311 (47.4 –16.0)
Con 289 (44.1 +7.5)
UKIP 56 (8.5 +8.5)
Majority 22
Turnout 31.77
LD hold
Percentage change is from 2007

Worcestershire CC, Arrow Valley East
Con 1437 (42.2 +9.9)
Lab 1041 (30.6 –15.8)
LD D Thomas 455 (13.4 –7.9)
BNP 367 (10.8 +10.8)
Ind 103 (3.0 +3.0)
Majority 396
Turnout 19.76
Con gain Lab
Percentage change is from 2005


Anon said…
Turnout in Hillingdon was 24.97%
according to website-

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