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Election Results 19th March 2009

Staffordshire Moorlands DC, Leek East
Con 452 (38.7; -7.6)
LD Roy Gregg 238 (20.4; +20.4)
Ind 197 (16.9; +16.9)
Staffordshire Independent Group 189 (16.2; +16.2)
Green 91 (7.8; +7.8)
[Lab (0.0; -20.4)]
[Residents (0.0; -33.3)]
Majority 214
Turnout 30.2%
Con hold
Percentage change is since May 2007

Salford City MBC, Pendlebury
Lab 1055 (38.2; +1.3)
Con 874 (31.6; +0.4)
BNP 373 (13.5; +0.2)
LD Paul Gregory 368 (13.3; -0.9)
Ind 49 (1.8; -2.6)
Green 43 (1.6; +1.6)
Majority 181
Turnout 30.7%
Lab hold
Percentage change is since May 2008

Waltham Forest LBC, Larkswood
Con 1393 (73.5; +19.4)
Lab 255 (13.5; -2.1)
LD Henry Boyle 144 (7.6; -4.1)
Green 102 (5.4; -4.3)
[UKIP (0.0; -8.8)]
Majority 1138
Turnout 23%
Con hold
Percentage change is since May 2006

Thatcham TC, Thatcham South and Crookham
LD Marvellous Ford 1053 (60.8)
Con 680 (39.2)
Majority 373
Turnout not known
LD hold

South Oxfordshire DC, Chiltern Woods
Con 382 (79.4; +9.4)
LD Philip Allison 99 (20.6; +5.2)
[Ind (0.0; -4.1)]
[Green (0.0; -10.4)]
Majority 283
Turnout 25.9%
Con hold
Percentage change is since May 2007


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