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Results: Thursday 29th January 2009.

Hackney LBC, Stoke Newington Central
Lab 1162 (47.8; +2.5)
Green 783 (32.2; +3.3)
LD Karelia Scott-Daniels 297 (12.2; -4.6)
Con 169 (7.0; -2.0)
Direct Democracy 20 (0.8; +0.8)
Majority 379
Turnout 38.0
Lab hold
Percentage change is since May 2006

Manchester City MBC, Didsbury West
LD Lianne Williams 1439 (55.6; +8.4)
Lab 638 (24.7; +1.8)
Con 336 (13.0; -3.6)
Green 173 (6.7; -3.7)
[UKIP (0.0; -3.0)]
Majority 801
Turnout 26.1%
LD hold
Percentage change is since May 2008

Newcastle City, Fenham
LD Mitzi Emery 1049 (33.9; -11.8)
Lab 1025 (33.1; -3.3)
BNP 836 (27.0; +18.0)
Con 186 (6.0; -2.9)
Majority 24
Turnout 39.6%
LD gain from Lab
Percentage change is since May 2007

Redbridge LBC, Valentines
LD Shoaib Patel 963 (36.9; +20.1)
Con 781 (29.9; +10.4)
Lab 756 (28.9; -0.3)
Respect 112 (4.3; +4.3)
[British Public Party (0.0; -3.5)]
[Green (0.0; -9.8)]
[Ind (0.0; -21.2)]
Majority 182
Turnout 29.7%
LD gain from Lab
Percentage change is since May 2006

Bury St Edmunds TC
LD Allan Jones 246 (45.2)
Con 203 (37.3)
Ind 95 (17.5)
Majority 43
Turnout 17.0%
LD gain from Ind

Haxey PC, Axholme South
LD Don Lange 569 (56.2)
Ind 444 (43.8)
Majority 125
Turnout 27.9%
LD gain from Ind

Marlow TC, North and West
(Details from Maurice Oram)
LD Ivor Coleman 503 (51.2)
Con 480 (48.8)
Majority 23
Turnout 14.5%
LD gain from Con


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