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Election Result 5/2/9

Chichester DC, Plaistow
date: 05/02/2009
Con 455 (57.1; -21.0)
LD Ray Cooper 342 (42.9; +21.0)
Majority 113
Turnout 21.3%
Con hold
Percentage change is since May 2007

Tameside MBC, Hyde Newton
date: 05/02/2009
Lab 1379 (45.6; +9.0)
BNP 889 (29.4; +1.9)
Con 485 (16.0; -7.8)
LD Peter S Ball-Foster 172 (5.7; -6.5)
Green 69 (2.3; +2.3)
UKIP 33 (1.1; +1.1)
Majority 490
Turnout 32.0%
Lab hold
Percentage change is since May 2008

Wolverhampton MBC, Heath Town
date: 05/02/2009
Lab 621 (49.1; +3.1)
Con 497 (39.3; -14.8)
LD Steve Birch 147 (11.6; +11.6)
Majority 124
Turnout 17.2%
Lab hold
Percentage change is since May 2008

Wrexham UA, Rossett
date: 05/02/2009
Con 604 (63.7; +2.8)
LD Mark Perry 218 (23.0; -8.2)
Ind 85 (9.0; +9.0)
Lab 41 (4.3; -3.5)
Majority 386
Turnout 38.0%
Con hold
Percentage change is since May 2008

North Tyneside MBC, Tynemouth
date: 05/02/2009
Con 1538 (62.2; -5.4)
Lab 701 (28.4; -4.0)
LD John Webb 233 (9.4; +9.4)
Majority 837
Turnout 30.1%
Con hold
Percentage change is since May 2008


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