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LG By-Election Results, Thursday 10th July 2008

Caerphilly UA, Risca West
Lab 636 (56.0 +5.6)
PC 315 (27.8 +0.3)
Con 137 (12.1 –10.0)
LD Mark Maguire 47 (4.1 +4.1)
Majority 321
Turnout 27.9
Lab hold
Percentage change is from 2008

Canterbury DC, Barton
LD Michael Steed 993 (51.8 +9.3)
Con 701 (36.6 +2.7)
Green 121 (6.3 +6.3)
Ind 102 (5.3 –0.7)
Lab [0.0 –8.9]
Ind [0.0 -8.7]
Majority 292
Turnout 33.0
LD hold
Percentage change is from 2007

Ceredigion UA, Aberystwyth, Rheidol
PC 271 (40.2 +13.0)
LD Alec Dauncey 252 (37.4 –30.2)
Ind 98 (14.5 +14.5)
Lab 36 (5.3 +5.3)
Con 17 (2.5 –2.7)
Majority 19
Turnout Not Known
PC gain LD
Percentage change is from 2008

Chichester DC, Bury
Con 431 (69.3 +14.0)
LD David Hares 191 (30.7 +30.7)
Ind [0.0 –44.7]
Majority 240
Turnout 34.43
Con hold
Percentage change is from 2007

Great Yarmouth BC, Bradwell South & Hopton
Con 623 (50.0 +2.0)
Lab 429 (34.4 +15.2)
UKIP 196 (15.7 +5.3)
LD [0.0 –22.5]
Majority 194
Turnout 24.86
Con hold
Percentage change is from 2008

Kirklees MBC, Dalton
Lab 1397 (40.5 +10.0)
LD Alison Munro 1155 (33.5 –0.8)
Con 605 (17.5 –1.9)
BNP 157 (4.5 –6.3)
Green 103 (3.0 –2.0)
Ind 34 (1.0 +1.0)
Majority 242
Turnout 27.5
Lab hold
Percentage change is from 2008

Redbridge LBC, Cranbrook
Con 1625 (60.0 +7.7)
Lab 729 (27.0 –4.5)
LD Helen Duffett 318 (11.7 –4.5)
BNP 37 (1.3 +1.3)
Majority 896
Turnout 30.0
Con hold
Percentage change is from 2006

West Wiltshire DC, Trowbridge Central
Con 452 (55.3 +21.9)
LD John Knight 366 (44.7 +3.8)
Ind [0.0 –25.7]
Majority 86
Turnout 18.1
Con gain
Percentage change is from 2007


Wigan MBC, Wigan West
Lab 817 (38.3 –5.5)
Con 528 (24.8 +5.9)
LD Trevor Beswick 344 (16.1 -2.5)
BNP 200 (9.4 –5.1)
UKIP 124 (5.8 +5.8)
Ind 118 (5.5 +1.3)
Majority 289
Turnout 21.0
Lab hold
Percentage change is since 2008-07-11

Knaresborough TC, Knaresborough East
LD 543 (40.4) J Walton & S St. John Jones Elected
Con 373 (27.7)
Ind 356 (26.5)
BNP 73 (5.4)
Majority 170
Turnout 29.2
LD hold

Knaresborough TC, Scriven Park
LD Bert Holbrook 635
Con 557 (46.7)
Majority 78
Turnout 32.12
LD Hold

Stafford, Common
Con 397 (40.4%, -3.5%),
Lab 294 (29.9%, -26.1%),
LD Martin Shapland 140 (14.2%, +14.2%),
EPP 78 (7.9%, +7.9%),
Green 74 (7.5%, +7.5%).

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