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Results: Thursday 31st July 2008.

Cardiff UA, Pentyrch
Con 554 (41.9; -7.8)
Lab 542 (41.0; +10.2)
PC 129 (9.8; -10.0)
LD Alex Evans 97 (7.3; -0.6)
[Ind (0.0; -7.1)]
Majority 12
Turnout 48.2%
Con hold
Percentage change is since May 2008

Cherwell DC, Kirtlington
Con Elected Unopposed (100.0; +26.6)
[LD (0.0; -26.6)]
Con hold
Percentage change is since May 2006

Gateshead MBC, Whickham South and Sunniside
LD John McClurey 1612 (72.5; +4.4)
Lab 394 (17.7; +4.2)
Con 217 (9.8; -8.6)
Majority 1218
Turnout 32.3%
LD hold
Percentage change is since May 2008

Lincolnshire CC, Louth Wolds
Con 1013 (49.9; +13.5)
Ind 361 (17.8; -0.6)
LD Eric Needham 304 (15.0; -18.4)
BNP 219 (10.8; +10.8)
Lab 75 (3.7; +3.7)
UKIP 59 (2.9; -9.0)
Majority 652
Turnout 31.9%
Con hold
Percentage change is since May 2005

Oadby and Wigston BC, Oadby Uplands
LD Samia Haq 774 (55.3; +1.0)
Con 625 (44.7; +16.4)
[Lab (0.0; -17.5)]
Majority 149
Turnout 40.3%
LD hold
Percentage change is since May 2007

Suffolk Coastal DC, Witnesham
Con 316 (53.7; -28.8)
LD Andrew Houseley 272 (46.3; +46.3)
[Lab (0.0; -17.5)]
Majority 44
Turnout 36.2%
Con hold
Percentage change is since May 2007

Comments

NewWelshRight said…
The Conservative share in Pentyrch is + rather than minus as posted.
Plaid Cymru lost sufficient share for both Labour and the Conservatives to gain.

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