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Election Results 17th July 2009

Erewash BC, Abbotsford
Con 471 (53.4;+2.1)
Lab 306 (34.7;-14.0)
Peter Aanonson LD 105 (11.9;+11.9)
Majority 165
Turnout 23.0%
Con hold

Warwickshire CC, Arbury and Stockingford
Lab 1331 (41.7; +13.5)
Con 1079 (33.8;+2.6)
BNP 449 (14.1;-10.4)
Green 170 (5.3;-10.8)
Rachel Field LD 118 (3.7;+3.7)
Socialist Alternative 43 (1.3;1.3)
Maj 252
Turnout 21.4%
Lab gain from Con

Derbyshire CC, Kirk Hallam division
Lab 1261 (49.9;-15.9)
Con 783 (31.0;-3.3)
BNP 327 (12.9;12.9)
Richard Pyle LD 158 (6.2;+6.2)
Majority 478
Turnout 29.2%
Lab Hold
Percentage changes are since 2005

Wychavon DC, Droitwich Central
Ann Gopsill LD 233 (51.1;+9.6)
Con 223 (48.9;+17.9)
[Lab (0.0;-27.5)]
Majority 10
Turnout 22.8%
LD hold
Percentages calculated since 2007
Party defending seat: LD. Cause: Death.

Christine Payne LD 279 (34.4;-1.1)
Con 278 (34.3;+4.0)
Ind 156 (19.2;-9.9)
UKIP 98 (12.1;+12.1)
[Lab (0.0;-5.1)]
Majority 1
Turnout 25.4%
LD hold

St Helens BC, Moss Bank
David Kent LD 1480 (53.9;-8.6)
Lab 1011 (36.8;+8.6)
Con 111 (4.0;-5.3)
Green 73 (2.7;+2.7)
Ind 71 (2.6,+2.6)
Majority 469
Turnout 31.8%
LD hold
Percentage changes since 2008

Cirencester TC, Watermoor
date: 16/07/2009
Gary Martyn Selwyn LD 334 (59.3)
Con 180 (32.0)
Ind 49 (8.7)
Majority 154
LD hold


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