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Results: Thursday 18th December 2008.

Cumbria CC, Kells and Sandwith
Lab 434 (41.7; -24.1)
BNP 418 (40.1; +40.1)
Con 190 (18.2; +1.2)
[Ind (0.0; -17.2)]
Majority 16
Turnout 26.6%
Lab hold
Percentage change is since May 2005.

Isle of Wight UA, Newchurch
LD Colin Richards 389 (39.7; +39.7)
Con 377 (38.5; -8.0)
Ind 213 (21.8; -19.3)
[Ind (0.0; -12.4)]
Majority 12
Turnout 44.7%
LD gain from Con
Percentage change is since May 2005.

North Somerset UA, Weston Super Mare Clarence and Uphill
Con 478 (27.5; -33.6)
Ind 477 (27.5; +27.5)
LD Paula Howell 421 (24.3; -4.1)
Ind 228 (13.1; +13.1)
Lab 132 (7.6; -2.9)
Majority 1
Turnout 24.6%
Con hold
Percentage change is since May 2007.

North West Leicestershire DC, Ibstock and Heather
Con 660 (31.5; -3.9)
BNP 645 (30.8; +30.8)
Lab 614 (29.3; -4.7)
LD David Wyatt 174 (8.3; -2.5)
[UKIP (0.0; -19.8)]
Majority 15
Turnout not known
Con hold
Percentage change is since May 2007.

Rhondda Cynon Taff UA, Glyncoch
Lab 217 (50.5; -19.9)
Ind 143 (33.3; +33.3)
PC 47 (10.9; -8.7)
Welsh Communists 12 (2.8; +2.8)
Con 11 (2.6; +2.6)
[LD (0.0; -10.0)]
Majority 74
Turnout 21.9%
Lab hold
Percentage change is since May 2008.

Caterham on the Hill PC, Portley
LD John Orrick 471 (60.0)
Con 314 (40.0)
Majority 157
Turnout 24%
LD hold

Penketh PC, Penketh East
LD Andrew Barnes 186 (37.3)
Con 181 (36.3)
Lab 131 (26.3)
Majority 5
Turnout not known
LD gain from Con

Penketh PC, Penketh West
Con 311 (43.0)
Lab 176 (24.3)
LD Ann Raymond 141 (19.4)
Ind 78 (10.8)
Green 18 (2.5)
Faith, Unity, Discipline 1 (0.1)
Majority 135
Turnout not known
Con gain from Lab

St Neots TC, Eynesbury
LD Steve Van Der Kerkhove 343 (53.0)
Con 304 (47.0)
Majority 39
Turnout 10.9%
LD hold

Wymondham TC, Cromwells
LD Diana Hockaday 398 / John Turner 323 (53.6)
Con 258/225 (34.8)
Lab 48/41 (6.5)
Ind 38 (5.1)
Majorities 140/65
Turnout 36.7%
LD gain from Con x 2

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