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Results: Thursday 23rd October 2008.

Charnwood BC, Loughborough Dishley and Hathern
Lab 838 (49.7; +5.0)
Con 490 (29.1; -9.7)
BNP 234 (13.9; -2.6)
LD Diane Horn 107 (6.4; +6.4)
National Front 16 (0.9; +0.9)
Majority 348
Turnout 35.5%
Lab hold
Percentage change is since May 2007

Chichester DC, East Wittering
Con 410 (40.3; +6.6)
LD Mary Green 364 (35.8; +7.0)
BNP 125 (12.3; +12.3)
Lab 69 (6.8; -0.4)
UKIP 49 (4.8; +4.8)
[Ind (0.0; -30.3)]
Majority 46
Turnout 25.1%
Con hold
Percentage change is since May 2007

East Dorset DC, Alderholt
Con 499 (53.0; -12.5)
LD David Tooke 442 (47.0; +19.7)
Majority 57
Turnout 41.8%
Con hold
Percentage change is since May 2007

Merthyr Tydfil UA, Town
Lab 580 (35.7; +16.7)
LD Nigel Hulbert 461 (28.4; -18.1)
Ind 277 (17.0; -1.8)
Ind 125 (7.7; +7.7)
Ind 110 (6.8; +6.8)
PC 72 (4.4; -11.3)
Majority 119
Turnout 28%
Lab gain from LD
Percentage change is since May 2008

Ribble Valley BC, Billington and Old Langho
Con 350 (61.1; +10.3)
LD John Green 181 (31.6; -17.6)
Lab 42 (7.3; +7.3)
Majority 169
Turnout 24.6%
Con gain from LD
Percentage change is since May 2007

Spelthorne BC, Ashford East
Con 858 (51.7; -1.4)
LD Diane Appleby 452 (27.3; +13.4)
UKIP 185 (11.2; +11.2)
Lab 163 (9.8; -3.1)
[Green (0.0; -20.1)]
Majority 406
Turnout not known
Con hold
Percentage change is since May 2007

Westminster LBC, Lancaster Gate
Con 805 (60.3; -4.4)
LD Sue Baring 325 (24.3; +6.6)
Lab 205 (15.4; -2.3)
Majority 480
Turnout 15.9%
Con hold
Percentage change is since May 2006

Wolverhampton MBC, Wednesfield North
Con 1295 (45.3; +0.1)
Lab 1072 (37.5; +3.0)
BNP 337 (11.8; -3.6)
LD Ian Jenkins 156 (5.5; +0.5)
Majority 223
Turnout 31.7%
Con hold
Percentage change is since May 2007

Wolverhampton MBC, Wednesfield South
Con 1123 (45.2; -16.1)
Lab 867 (34.9; +8.0)
BNP 358 (14.4; +14.4)
LD John Steatham 134 (5.4; -1.4)
[Green (0.0; -4.9)]
Majority 256
Turnout 28.5%
Con hold
Percentage change is since May 2007


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