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Election Results this week

Redcar and Cleveland BC, Dormanstown
Eric Howden LD 805 (52.3; +27.2)
Lab 515 (33.5; -18.6)
BNP 145 (9.4; +9.4)
Con 73 (4.7; -18.0)
Majority 290
Turnout 29.88%
LD gain from Lab
Percentage change from 2007

Brighton and Hove City Council, Goldsmid
Green 1,456 (38.5; +17.2)
Con 1,104 (29.2; +1.1)
Lab 816 (21.6; -4.4)
Howard Spencer LD 280 (7.4; -7.8)
UKIP 129 (3.4; +3.4)
[Ind (0.0; -9.5)
Majority 352
Turnout 32.85%
Green gain from Con
Percentage change is since 2007

Stockport MBC, Reddish North
Lab 1,218 (49.5; +1.0)
Con 403 (16.4; -8.9)
UKIP 342 (13.9; +13.9)
Norman Beverley LD 303 (12.3; +0.7)
BNP 195 (7.9; -6.6)
Majority 815
Turnout 23.5%
Lab hold
Percentage change since 2008

Wellingborough BC, Swanspool
Con 548 (46.0; -9.6)
Lab 361 (30.3; -14.0)
Daniel Jones LD 162 (13.6; +13.6)
BNP 120 (10.1; +10.1)
Majority 187
Turnout 27.4%
Con hold
Percentage change since 2007

Brent LBC, Wembley Central
Afifa Pervez LD 1,195 (41.3; -5.2)
Lab 934 (32.3; -9.0)
Con 423 (14.6; +2.4)
Ind 240 (8.3; +8.3)
Green 100 (3.5; +3.5)
Majority 261
Turnout 29.28%
Lib Dem hold
Percentage change is since 2006

Huntingdonshire DC, Ramsey
UKIP 753 (39.2; +17.4)
Con 569 (29.6; -16.6)
Ind 303 (15.8; +15.8)
Melanie Jane Allgood LD 295 (15.4; -11.8)
[Lab (0.0; -4.8)]
Majority 184
Turnout 30.14
UKIP gain from LD
Percentage change from 2008

Cambridgeshire CC, Ramsey
UKIP 865 (45.3; +45.3)
Con 682 (35.7; -10.6)
Anthony Bell Hulme LD 308 (16.1; -21.5)
Lab 53 (2.8; -13.3)
Majority 183
Turnout 30.14%
UKIP gain from Con
Percentage change is since 2005

Huntingdon TC, North
Patricia Ellen Shrapnel LD 242 (41.2)
Con 207 (35.3)
Lab 138 (23.5)
Majority 35
Turnout 30.14%
LD hold

Derbyshire Dales DC, Winster & South Darley
Lab 426 (62.6; +32.9)
Con 255 (37.3; -6.7)
[LD (0.0; -26.2)
Majority 171
Turnout 48.4%
Lab gain from Con
Percentage change is from 2007


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