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Results: Thursday 12th February 2009.

Cannock Chase DC, Cannock West
Con 654 (60.6; -14.1)
Lab 333 (30.8; +5.5)
LD Susan Wells 93 (8.6; +8.6)
Majority 321
Turnout 19.4%
Con hold
Percentage change is since May 2008

Croydon LBC, Waddon
Con 1462 (46.0; +2.7)
Lab 1222 (38.5; +0.7)
BNP 157 (4.9; +4.9)
LD Patricia Gauge 150 (4.7; -2.7)
Green 115 (3.6; -5.4)
UKIP 48 (1.5; +1.5)
The Peoples’ Choice Exclusively For All 13 (0.4; +0.4)
The Monster Raving Loony Party 11 (0.3; +0.3)
[Pensions Action Alliance (0.0; -2.5)]
Majority 240
Turnout 28.6%
Con hold
Percentage change is since May 2006

Enfield LBC, Jubilee
Lab 1346 (51.3; +7.8)
Con 1049 (40.0; -3.4)
LD Dawn Barnes 69 (2.6; +2.6)
Green 60 (2.3; -10.9)
UKIP 59 (2.2; +2.2)
Ind 41 (1.6; +1.6)
Majority 297
Turnout 29.2%
Lab gain from Con
Percentage change is since May 2006

South Northamptonshire DC, Grange Park
Con 407 (76.1; -23.9)
LD Shaun Hope 128 (23.9; +23.9)
Majority 279
Turnout 19.2%
Con hold
Percentage change is since May 2007

Bishop’s Stortford TC, Central
Con 540 (47.4)
LD Andrew Lewin 358 (31.4)
Lab 165 (14.5)
Green 76 (6.7)
Majority 182
Turnout 15.5%
Con gain from LD

Sodbury TC, North East Town
LD Paul Jobbin 342 (52.9)
Con 274 (42.4)
Green 30 (4.6)
Majority 68
Turnout 37.0%
LD gain from Con


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