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Friday, June 26, 2009
  Election Result 25th June 2009
Angus UA, Monifieth and Sidlaw date: 25/06/2009
SNP 2486 (68.6; +14.3)
Con 698 (19.3; +0.8)
LD 439 (12.1; +4.9)
[Ind (0.0; -6.3)]
[Lab (0.0; -13.8)]
Turnout 28.7%
SNP hold
SNP elected at the first stage
 
  Attachment Disorders
The linked story in today's Daily Mail is about a boy who has an attachment disorder. No research has been done as to what extent the actions of the local authorities for young babies cause attachment disorders.

It needs to be done.
 
  That Urgent Question Yesterday
Another good sign of the new speaker regime is the agreement to an Urgent Question on Cybersecurity. This has the effect of discouraging ministers from announcing things outside parliament.

The ancien regime was very resistant to doing this.
 
Sunday, June 21, 2009
  A bit of a nasty world
I am encountering a number of cases where it seems to be that things are getting nastier in this country.

Those are cases where things are done to people which don't seem to have any merit at all and seem excessively harsh.

We managed to prevent Eugene Sands from being deported on Friday with moments to go. He is a 77 year old ex police officer from New York who brought his wife's ashes back to the UK so he could spread them in the area where she was born and visit the site. He is living on a US pension. I really don't see why he is such a threat to the UK that he should be deported.

I am also dealing with a case where someone borrowed £2 without permission. The only reason his managers found this out was that he told them. He was sacked. This to me seems way over the top.

Then I have a case of someone who ended up getting a 5 year jail sentence because there were no resources to get him sectioned. He is not a threat to others. I did manage to get him released.

Then there is a case where someone went to pay for a ticket that she had not originally bought because she couldn't. Because she admitted travelling without a ticket she was fined. Had she not tried to pay for the ticket noone would have known.

In two of these cases people are being punished for being honest. It really is not in society's interest for people to be punished for being honest.

Then there is a case where a child minder can no longer look after a disabled child because the bureaucracy say that the home is not adapted. This means that there is now no child minder and causes problems for his mother.

At least there is getting some recognition of the really nasty things that happen in the Family Courts. (eg false allegations of learning difficulties)
 
Saturday, June 20, 2009
  Statement on extra parliamentary income
I am a full time politician, but I remain a director of two companies that I founded and also other businesses that run through as John Hemming Trading My working week is around 70 hours a week. I spend about 4 hours a month chairing John Hemming & Co LLP. This means that over 98% of my time is spent on political issues.

I do not think it is right to concentrate on counting things when working out how effective an MP is. For me the measures of success are what I achieve for my constituency, for Birmingham and more widely. However, according to “they work for you”, I am above average on most measures of what an MP does (speaking, voting etc). I am also on three select committees which is an usually large number.

I have declared my external interests, but the new rules require more information about the amount of money I receive from various sources. Hence this statement.

I have two main sources of revenue from outside parliament. Those are John Hemming & Company (now JHC LLP) and John Hemming Trading. I am also a director of OMX which is a joint venture between JHC LLP and NASDAQ. I am not paid for this, but I am a shareholder and was one of the founders and the initial board chair. JHC is also a supplier to OMX. Approximately JHC employs 150 people, OMX employs 200 people and JHT employs 9 people. The majority of these people are in Birmingham although some are based in London and Newcastle.
I have been involved in business for over two decades having formed JHC in 1983. I have also been involved in politics for three decades. I have, therefore, structured my business arrangements to enable me to prioritise spending time serving the Community as an elected office holder.
My role with JHC LLP is to chair the monthly partners meeting which takes normally about 4 hours. I am also on the list to do work on behalf of the company at a chargeout rate of £1000 per hour. However, since my election as MP for Yardley I have not done any of this work.
I have only recently been reinstated as a director of OMX and in April 2009 I attended one board meeting on the telephone for under 1 hour.
I also send and receive emails in both roles and may have one or two phone calls in a week. I have also had meetings in a central London location with employees of NASDAQ.
I am not salaried in these roles, but I have a trading or professional income which is accounted for under schedule D. It varies from year to year and cannot be calculated until well after the end of the year.
In financial year 2002/3 I had a profit from JHC of 366175 and a profit from JHT of 15984. This gave a total of 382159.
In financial year 2007/8 I had a profit from JHC of 206125 and a loss from JHT of 3625. When combined with my income as an MP of 55244 (after contributing to my staff salaries)
this gives me 257744. In other words the income from those sources even adding on what my Mps salary gives me has gone down by 124,415 a year.
I do have other relatively small sources of income and the tax I paid in 2007/8 was 94,169.87 In 2007/8 I personally received from the exchequer even including the contentious ACA 76,619 that means I paid the exchequer 17,550.87 more than the exchequer paid me. Adding up the figures on the same basis for 5/6, 6/7 and 7/8 I have paid the Exchequer 111,702.43 more than the exchequer has paid me. Apart from contributing from my salary to pay for staff salaries I pay of the order of an additional 35,000 a year from my own resources towards providing a good quality service to local people.

It will take some time to work out what my income is now. The recession means that it will go down, but I don't know by how much yet.

I take the view that my objective is to be effective as a local Member of Parliament and that is what I aim to achieve.
 
Friday, June 19, 2009
  Election Result 18th June 2009
Inverclyde UA, Ward 6 - Inverclyde South West

The SNP Candidate won with 1087 votes at the sixth stage.
First preference votes are given below: -
SNP 919
Lab 490
LD Eric Forbes 454
Con 171
Ind 67
UKIP 49
Free Scotland Party 17
Turnout was 26.5%
 
Thursday, June 18, 2009
  [2008] EWHC B10 (Fam)
A case where what happens quite frequently (viz made up evidence and misleading reports) became public.

The baby, however, was still put up for adoption.
 
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
  Mental Capacity in the chamber
2. John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley) (LD): What recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the arrangements by which the Official Solicitor is appointed to act in the family division. [279664]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice (Bridget Prentice): There has not been a recent assessment and there are not any plans for one. However, the family procedure rule committee has invited the family justice council to consider producing good practice guidance for those cases in which parties lack capacity to give instructions. That is currently being considered by the relevant sub-committee.

John Hemming: I thank the Minister for that answer. More than 100 times a year, mothers are prevented from opposing the adoption or the taking into care of their children as a result of a single expert opinion part-paid for by the local authority. Will the Minister meet me so that I can reveal to her the details of the dossier behind that and demonstrate how many mothers have their right to oppose removed because of mental capacity when in fact they do have the capacity to instruct a solicitor? I hope that a further assessment can be made and that these miscarriages of justice can be stopped.

Bridget Prentice: I will be more than happy to have a meeting with the hon. Gentleman about that, but I should say that the expert witnesses called to court to decide on capacity are not in the pockets of the local authorities. They are appointed with the agreement of both parties and they are there to answer the questions that the courts ask of them. It would be scurrilous to suggest anything other than that. I remind the hon. Gentleman of what Lord Justice Wall said after the hon. Gentleman attacked such an expert recently. He referred to the hon. Gentleman’s allegations as untenable and said that the way in which the hon. Gentleman described the expert psychologist was an abuse of position. I ask the hon. Gentleman to think very carefully about what the Lord Justices have said about his own behaviour in some of these cases.

Sir Nicholas Winterton (Macclesfield) (Con): I fundamentally disagree with the Minister. The hon. Member for Birmingham, Yardley (John Hemming) is doing a great service to justice and the families whose children are unnecessarily, unjustly and wrongly taken away from them. I also have such cases, and have liaised with the hon. Gentleman on the subject. Will the Minister accept his request for a meeting so that the dossier that he, I and others have produced can be discussed with her? In that way, she will see the injustice, secrecy and behind-the-door dealing involved in the current situation.

Bridget Prentice: I will be more than happy to meet the hon. Gentleman to discuss individual cases—as long as they are not in the middle of court proceedings, in which case such a discussion would be impossible. I shall be happy to discuss these things in general terms. The hon. Gentleman talks about the secrecy of the family courts, but my right hon. Friend the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State has only recently addressed those very points in giving the media more opportunity to scrutinise the substance of what happens in the family courts. He has done that for a number of reasons—not least to give back to the public the confidence that the family courts are acting in the best interests of the child. That is what everyone in the House and in the Court Service would want.

Mr. Henry Bellingham (North-West Norfolk) (Con): Does the Minister agree that since the abolition of the death penalty, the most drastic action that a court can take is the permanent removal of a child against the wishes of the parents? The hon. Member for Birmingham, Yardley (John Hemming) referred to various cases involving mothers with low IQs who have their children put up for adoption; even though they wanted to contest the cases, the Official Solicitor refused to do so. Does she accept that the Official Solicitor’s inaction could be contrary to section 4(6) of the Mental Capacity Act 2005? Will she confirm that from now onwards, the Official Solicitor will contest all cases involving mothers with low IQs who wish to keep their children? Surely anything less would be heartless and wrong.

Bridget Prentice: These are very sensitive cases, and we should be very careful about the way we address them. The Official Solicitor’s job is to act on behalf of someone who lacks capacity. Their job is not to act on behalf of the child or the local authority, but, usually, on behalf of the adult—although occasionally it could be on behalf of the child—who lacks capacity. The Official Solicitor will so act only if there is evidence before the court suggesting that the adult lacks capacity to understand the court proceedings. The Official Solicitor would be acting outwith their responsibility as an officer of the court in doing anything other than acting on behalf of the person who lacks capacity.
 
Sunday, June 14, 2009
  Official Solicitor and Family Proceedings
The article linked is another in the Sunday Times. Interestingly this is not via myself, but another route. It makes it clear, however, that there is a systematic problem.
 
Friday, June 12, 2009
  By-election result 11th June
Stockport MBC, Stepping Hill
LD W.E. Orrell 1779 (47.4; -6.1)
Con 1336 (35.6; -1.0)
UKIP 257 (6.8; +6.8)
Lab 225 (6.0; 0.0)
Green 158 (4.2; +0.3)
Majority 443
Turnout 38.7%
LD hold
Percentage change is since May 2008
 
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
  Election Results 4th June 2009
Runnymede BC, Englefield Green West
Con 485 (39.5;-5.0)
UKIP 357 (29.1;+3.8)
Lab 150 (12.2;-0.2)
Green 128 (10.4;+10.4)
LD Ian Heath 108 (8.8;+1.4)
Majority 128
Turnout not known
Con hold
Percentage change is since 2008

St Albans DC, Harpenden South
Con 1602 (53.5; -21.8)
Lab 703 (23.5; +17.2)
LD Albert Moses 427 (14.3; +0.5)
Green 264 (8.8; +4.1)
Majority 899
Turnout not known
Con hold
Percentage change is since May 2008

Suffolk Coastal DC, Felixstowe South East
Con 856 (49.2; -10.6)
LD Bernard Price 693 (39.9; +18.0)
Lab 190 (10.9; -7.3)
Majority 163
Turnout not known
Con hold
Percentage change is since May 2007

Tewkesbury BC, Brockworth
LD Judith Mary Perez 940 (52.7; +10.4)
Con 679 (38.1; +15.4)
Lab 164 (9.2; +9.2)
[Green (0.0; -9.3)]
[Others (0.0; -25.8)]
Majority 261
Turnout 34.9%
LD hold
Percentage change is since May 2007

Three Rivers DC, Leavesden
LD Keith Williams 857 (63.3; -8.7)
Con 369 (27.3; +5.7)
Lab 128 (9.5; +3.0)
Majority 488
Turnout 33.4%
LD hold
Percentage change is since May 2008

Newhaven TC, Denton
LD Diana Conyers 644 (63.1)
Con 376 (36.9)
Majority 268
Turnout not known
LD hold

Southborough Town Council, Southborough North
Con 707 (51.5)
LD Jackie Prance 666 (46.5)
Majority 41
Turnout 46.7%
Con hold

Audley Rural PC, Halmer End
LD Christopher Cooper 231 (29.3)
Ind 205 (26.0)
UKIP 181 (23.0)
Con 171 (21.7)
Majority 26
Turnout not known
LD gain from UKIP

Ashfield DC, Sutton-In-Ashfield North
LD Margaret Ann Patrick 996 (33.8; -31.9)
Lab 612 (20.8; +4.0)
Con 519 (17.6; +7.3)
BNP 380 (12.9; +12.9)
Ind 299 (10.1; +2.9)
Green 140 (4.8; +4.8)
Majority 384
Turnout not known
LD hold
Percentage change is since May 2007

Burnley BC, Rosegrove with Lowerhouse
LD Iris Gates 645 (41.2; +1.1)
BNP 400 (25.6; -5.4)
Lab 304 (19.4; +1.0)
Con 215 (13.7; +3.4)
Majority 245
Turnout 32.8%
LD hold
Percentage change is since May 2008

North Kesteven DC, Heighington and Washingborough
Con 928 (44.1; -30.6)
Lincolnshire Independent 786 (37.3; +37.3)
Ind 391 (18.6; +18.6)
[UKIP (0.0; -25.3)]
Majority 142
Turnout 39.4%
Con hold
Percentage change is since May 2007

Runnymede BC, Egham Hythe
Con 720 (46.3;-5.5)
Ind 315 (20.3;+20.3)
LD Dorian Mead 285 (18.3;+3.3)
Lab 235 (15.1;-7.0)
[UKIP 0 (0.0, -11.1)]
Majority 405
Turnout not known
Con hold
Percentage change is since 2008

Runnymede BC, Virginia Water
Con 1080 (64.6;-7.7)
LD Alan Whiteley 376 (22.5,+6.5)
UKIP 216 (12.9;+1.3)
Majority 704
Turnout not known
Con hold
Percentage change is since 2008

Runnymede BC, Woodham
Con 1111 (65.0;-16.3)
LD Jennifer Coulon 337 (19.7;+19.7)
Lab 177 (10.4,-8.4)
Equal Parenting Alliance 84 (4.9,+4.9)
Majority 774
Turnout not known
Con hold
Percentage change is since 2008

North Lanarkshire UA, Coatbridge North and Glenboig
Lab 1529 (37.2; -10.6)
SNP 1254 (30.5; +1.1)
Independent 557 (13.5; +4.5)
Con 361 (8.8; -1.8)
No description 217 (5.3: +5.3)
Green 115 (2.8; +2.8)
SSP 81 (2.0: -1.2)

Turnout 29.3%
Labour gain from SNP

Caerphilly UA, St Martins
Plaid 723 (33.2;+5.9)
Ind 563 (22.8;+1.8)
Lab 367 (14.9;-2.1)
Ind 296 (12.0;+12.0)
Con 274 (11.1;-6.6)
LD Huw Price 248 (10.0;-7.1)
Majority 160
Turnout 42%
Plaid Hold
Percentage change is since 2008

Sandgate PC, Sandgate Valley
LD Ann Rimmer 162 (51.6)
Con 152 (48.4)
Majority 10
Turnout not known
LD gain from Con

Thanet DC, Thanet Villages
Ind 937 (47.3; +4.0)
Con 596 (30.1; -6.5)
LD Louisa June Rachel Latham 316 (15.9; +15.9)
Lab 133 (6.7; -13.4)
Majority 341
Turnout 41%
Ind hold
Percentage change is since May 2007

Bury MBC, Radcliffe West
Lab 879 (30.7;-13.9)
Con 870 (30.4;+3.1)
BNP 459 (16.0;-2.2)
LD Mike Halsall 429 (15.0;+8.4)
English Democrats 228 (8.0;+8.0)
Majority 9
Turnout 35.2%
Lab Hold
Percentage change is since 2008

Broxtowe BC, Beeston North
LD Barbara Caroline Carr 1038 (54.1; -3.7)
Con 437 (22.8; +5.2)
Lab 272 (14.2; -0.6)
Green 173 (9.0; +2.0)
[Others (0.0; -2.9)]
Majority 601
Turnout not known
LD hold
Percentage change is since May 2007

Epping Forest DC, Waltham Abbey Honey Lane
Con 719 (49.0; -7.3)
BNP 372 (25.4; -25.4)
LD Phil Chadburn 223 (15.2; +15.2)
Lab 152 (10.4; +7.3)
[Others (0.0; -40.5)]
majority 347
Turnout 32%
Con hold
Percentage change is since May 2008

Woodley TC, Loddon Airfield
LD Matthew John Hayward 609 (51.2)
Con 519 (43.6)
Lab 62 (5.2)
Majority 90
Turnout not known
LD gain from Con

Rossendale BC, Helmshore
Con 1015 (53.6; -6.6)
LD Simon Holland 490 (25.9; +14.7)
Lab 389 (20.5; +0.8)
[Others (0.0; -8.9)]
Majority 525
Turnout 42%
Con hold
Percentage change is since May 2008

Horsham DC, Nuthurst
Con 766 (68.8; -4.5)
LD Peter John Gerard Mullarkey 347 (31.2; +12.8)
[Green (0.0; -8.3)]
Majority 419
Turnout not known
Con hold
Percentage change is since May 2007

Wokingham BC, Wokingham Without
Con 1809 (67.3; -8.9)
LD David Raymond Vaughan 711 (26.5; +13.0)
BNP 166 (6.2; +6.2)
[UKIP (0.0; -10.4)]
Majority 1098
Turnout 44.5%
Con hold
Percentage change is since May 2008

Lambeth LBC, Prince's
Lab 1726 (40.7; -2.3)
LD John Roberts 1396 (32.9; +8.5)
Con 707 (16.7; +1.6)
Green 320 (7.5; -5.9)
English Democrats 93 (2.2; -2.0)
Majority 330
Turnout not known
Lab hold
Percentage change is since May 2006

Barnet LBC, Totteridge
Con 2837 (65.5; +20.0)
LD Jonty Stern 792 (18.3; +5.4)
Lab 699 (16.2; +5.0)
[Green (0.0; -12.7)
[Others (0.0; -17.7)
Majority 2045
Turnout not known
Con hold
Percentage change is since May 2006

Barnet LBC, Edgware
Con 2953 (63.1; +13.7)
Lab 1036 (22.2; -1.9)
LD Jonathan Davies 688 (14.7; -5.6)
[Green (0.0; -6.2)]
Majority 1917
Turnout not known
Con hold
Percentage change is since May 2006

East Dunbartonshire UA, Bishopbriggs South
Labour 1401 (39.2: -2.5)
SNP 837 (23.4: +3.3)
Lib Dem (Alistair McPhee) 736 (20.6: +9.8)
Con 500 (14.0: -0.1)
SSP 96 (2.7 : +2.7)
(No Independent or SUP candidates -13.4)
Turnout 38%
Labour Hold

South Ribble BC, Leyland Central
Lab 371 (34.5; +1.1)
Con 355 (33.0; -7.6)
LD Derek Bradshaw Forrest 350 (32.5; +6.5)
Majority 16
Turnout not known
Lab gain from Con
Percentage change is since May 2007

Welwyn Hatfield BC, Hatfield East
Con 954 (50.1; -6.2)
LD Hazel Laming 579 (30.4; +9.4)
Lab 370 (19.4; -3.2)
Majority 375
Turnout not known
Con hold
Percentage change is since May 2008

Welwyn Hatfield BC, Hatfield South
Lab 431 (38.0; +0.1)
Con 413 (36.4; -11.2)
LD Simon Archer 291 (25.6; +11.1)
Majority 18
Turnout not known
Lab gain from Con
Percentage change is since May 2008

Hatfield TC, Hatfield Villages
Con 615 (52.4)
LD Laura Anne Kearney 338 (28.8)
Lab 221 (18.8)
Majority 277
Turnout 29.9%
Con hold

Wellingborough BC, Brickhill
Con 750 (47.3; +2.4)
Lab 316 (19.9; -13.5)
Green 189 (11.9; +11.9)
Ind 183 (11.5; -10.2)
LD Julie White 149 (9.4; +9.4)
Majority 434
Turnout 37.7%
Con hold
Percentage change is since May 2007

South Somerset DC, Coker
LD Cathy Bakewell 1010 (47.2; +0.1)
Con 1002 (46.9; +5.5)
No Description 126 (5.9; +5.9)
[Lab (0.0; -3.5)]
[Green (0.0; -8.0)]
Majority 8
Turnout not known
LD hold
Percentage change is since May 2007

South Somerset DC, Ilminster
LD Carol Goodall 1192 (58.0; +10.1)
Con 862 (42.0; +7.3)
[Lab (0.0; -5.9)]
[Green (0.0; -11.5)]
Majority 330
Turnout not known
LD hold

Clitheroe TC, Littlemoor
LD Stephen Sutcliffe 542 (59.2)
Con 374 (40.8)
Majority 168
Turnout not known
LD hold

Ribble Valley BC, Langho
Con 530 (66.8; +1.4)
LD Susan Janet Knox 263 (33.2; -1.4)
Majority 267
Turnout not known
Con hold
Percentage change is since May 2007

Ribble Valley BC, Chatburn
Con 439 (75.3; -0.4)
LD Howard Douglas 144 (24.7; +0.4)
Majority 295
Turnout not known
Con hold
Percentage change is since May 2007

Boston BC, Kirton
Con 490 (42.2;+8.9)
Boston Bypass Independent 243 (20.9;-45.7)
UKIP 230 (19.8;+19.8)
Ind 122 (13.1;+13.1)
Lab 75 (6.5;+6.5)
Majority 247
Turnout 31.7%
Con hold
Percentage change is since 2007

Boston BC, Pilgrim
Con 110 (32.4:-16.7)
Lab 76 (22.4;+13.0)
UKIP 59 (17.4;+17.4)
Boston Bypass Independent 53 (15.6;-26.1)
LD Michael Sheridan-Shinn 42 (12.4;+12.4)
Majority 34
Turnout 27.4%
Con hold
Percentage change is since 2007

North West Leicestershire DC, Measham
Con 563 (35.1; -8.0)
Lab 447 (27.9; -10.0)
BNP 384 (23.9; +23.9)
LD Peter Douglas Thompson 210 (13.1; -5.9)
Majority 116
Turnout not known
Con hold
Percentage change is since May 2007

Watford BC, Leggatts
Con 534 (27.8; +1.0)
LD Malcolm Adcock 486 (25.3; -8.4)
Green 463 (24.1; -0.5)
Lab 438 (22.8; +7.9)
Majority 48
Turnout 36.6%
Con gain from LD
Percentage change is since May 2008

Gravesham BC, Painters Ash
Lab 626 (34.6; -6.4)
Con 623 (34.4; -11.6)
LD Ian Stevenson 562 (31.0; +18.0)
Majority 3
Turnout not known
Lab gain from Con

Birmingham MBC, Lozells and East Handsworth
Lab 3018 (42.2;+31.1)
LD Sabirul Islam 2000 (28.0;+15.1)
Con 1622 (22.7;-22.9)
Green 297 (4.2;-8.6)
UKIP 208 (2.9;+2.9)
Majority 1018
Turnout 38.8%
Lab Hold
Percentage change is since 2006

Cherwell DC, Kidlington North
LD Douglas Williamson 828 (49.2; -1.0)
Con 690 (41.0; +2.2)
Lab 165 (9.8; -1.2)
Majority 138
Turnout 40.7%
LD hold
Percentage change is since May 2007

Durham UA, Barnard Castle East
Con 1263 (46.9; +4.2)
Ind 634 (23.5; -20.0)
LD Michael Newlands 479 (17.8; +17.8)
Lab 319 (11.8; -1.9)
Majority 629
Turnout 38.9%
Con hold
Percentage change is since May 2008

Hart DC, Eversley
Con 488 (55.7; -44.3)
Ind 362 (41.3; +41.3)
BNP 26 (3.0; +3.0)
Majority 126
Turnout 44.1%
Con hold
Percentage change is since May 2007

Havering LBC, St Andrews
Hornchurch Residents' Association 1413 / Say No to European Union 433 / National Liberal Party - No to overdevelopment 291 (48.4; -1.2)
Con 891 (20.2; -14.3)
BNP 771 (17.5; +17.5)
Lab 455 (10.3; -5.5)
LD Keith Taffs 159 (3.6; +3.6)
Majority 522
Turnout 42.6%
Other gain from Con
Percentage change is since May 2006

Lancaster City DC, Castle
Green 1191 (53.5; -4.9)
Con 442 (19.9; +5.9)
Lab 369 (16.6; +0.2)
LD Rebecca Joan Parris 223 (10.0; +2.2)
[UKIP (0.0; -3.3)]
Majority 749
Turnout not known
Green hold

Newcastle Under Lyme BC, Seabridge
Con 602 (38.4; -10.2)
UKIP 352 (22.5; +5.7)
Lab 310 (19.8; -0.2)
LD Mavis Christine Brown 302 (19.3; +4.8)
Majority 250
Turnout not known
Con hold
Percentage change is since May 2008

Newcastle Under Lyme BC, Wolstanton
UKIP 475 (31.7; +2.2)
Lab 393 (26.2; -3.4)
Con 345 (23.0; -6.9)
LD Trevor George Johnson 285 (19.0; +8.2)
Majority 82
Turnout not known
UKIP gain from Con
Percentage change is since May 2008.

North Norfolk DC, North Walsham West
LD 808 (62.7,-6.4)
Con 385 (29.9;-1.0)
Lab 95 (7.4;+7.4)
Majority 423
Turnout not known
LD hold
Percentage change is since 2007

North Somerset UA, Hutton and Locking
Con 1411 (64.9;-4.2)
LD Jennifer Bindon 511 (23.5;+2.8)
Lab 253 (11.6;+1.4)
Majority 900
Turnout 42.7%
Con hold
Percentage change is since 2007

South Ribble BC, Walton Le Dale
Con 531 (54.3; -21.7)
Lab 241 (24.6; +24.6)
LD Martin Peter Cassell 206 (21.1; -3.0)
Majority 290
Turnout not known
Con hold
Percentage change is since May 2007

Warwick DC, Leamington Brunswick
Lab 605 (35.8; -9.1)
Con 428 (25.3; +3.8)
LD Charlotte Emily Farrington 216 (12.8; -4.3)
Green 209 (12.4; -4.1)
BNP 136 (8.0; +8.0)
Whitnash Resident's Association 96 (5.7; +5.7)
Majority 177
Turnout 29%
Lab hold
Percentage change is since May 2007

West Lancashire DC, Digmoor
Lab 515 (59.8; -16.7)
UKIP 236 (27.4; +27.4)
Con 110 (12.8; -10.7)
Majority 279
Turnout 27.9%
Lab hold
Percentage change is since May 2008

Brentwood BC, Hutton South
Con 1010 (75.5; +16.5)
LD Linda Doreen Price 232 (17.4; +17.4)
Lab 95 (7.1; +7.1)
[Others (0.0; -40.9)]
Majority 778
Turnout 44.8%
Con hold
Percentage change is since May 2007

Spelthorne BC, Ashford East
Con 903 (43.4;-9.8)
LD Diane Appleby 543 (26.1,+12.3)
UKIP 457 (22.0;+22.0)
Lab 179 (8.6;-4.3)
[Green 0 (0.0;-20.1)]
Majority 360
Turnout 37.3%
Con hold
Percentage change is since 2007

Winsford TC, Winsford Over
LD Janet Ann Fitzmaurice 417 (43.4)
Con 349 (36.3)
Lab 194 (20.2)
Majority 68
Turnout not known
LD gain from Con

East Hertfordshire DC, Ware Christchurch
LD Victoria Shaw 674 (46.8; +27.7)
Con 663 (46.0; +7.2)
Lab 104 (7.2; -2.8)
[Green (0.0; -10.6)]
[Others (0.0; -21.5)]
Majority 11
Turnout not known
LD gain from Con
Percentage change is since May 2007

Chorley BC, Wheelton and Withnell
Lab 841 (49.2; +4.3)
Con 634 (37.1; -18.1)
UKIP 179 (10.5; +10.5)
The New Party 56 (3.3; +3.3)
Majority 207
Turnout 52.8%
Lab gain from Con
Percentage change is since May 2008

Glasgow City UA, Drumchapel / Anniesland
Labour 2584 (48.4%:-12%)
SNP 1509 (28.3%:+6.8)
Lib Dem (Natalie McKee) 349 (6.5%:+2.5%)
Conservative 316 (5.9%:+1.2%)
Green 270 (5.1%:+2.1%)
BNP 177 (3.3%:+3.3%)
Independent 129 (2.4%:+2.4%)
(No SUP or Solidarity candidates -3.9%)
Turnout 26.9%
Labour Gain from SNP
Percentage change is since May 2007

Tandridge DC, Godstone
Con 1216 (64.1; +6.2)
LD Colin White 681 (35.9; +11.1)
[Lab (0.0; -6.8)]
[UKIP (0.0; -10.6)]
Majority 535
Turnout 44.2%
Con hold
Percentage change is since May 2008

Oxted PC, South
Con 1123 (55.6)
LD Robert Wingate 565 (28.0)
Lab 332 (16.4)
Majority 558
Turnout not known
Con hold

Derbyshire Dales DC, St Giles and Tansley
LD Cate Hopkinson 825 (43.7; -13.3)
Con 659 (34.9; -8.2)
Ind 406 (21.5; +21.5)
Majority 166
Turnout not known
LD hold
Percentage change is since May 2007

Matlock TC, Starkholmes and Riber
LD Ian Milne 210 (58.5)
Con 88 (24.5)
Ind 61 (17.0)
Majority 122
Turnout not known
LD hold

Bournemouth BC, Westbourne and West Cliff
Con 1308 (51.4;-27.1)
LD Noel Davenport 567 (22.3;+7.3)
UKIP 360 (14.1;+14.1)
Lab 166 (6.5;-0.1)
Ind 146 (5.7;+5.7)
Majority 741
Turnout 31.8%
Con hold
Percentage change is since 2008

Breckland DC, Queens
Con 863 (48.9; -15.1)
Ind 672 (38.1; +38.1)
Lab 231 (13.1; +1.2)
[UKIP (0.0; -8.5)]
[LD (0.0; -15.5)]
Majority 191
Turnout 33%
Con hold
Percentage change is since May 2007

Cotswold DC, Campden Vale
Con 1595 (73.1; -26.9)
LD Andrew Clayton 588 (26.9; +26.9)
Majority 1007
Turnout 45.4%
Con hold

Elmbridge BC, Esher
Con 1032 (50.0;-5.8)
Esher Residents Association 964 (46.7;+46.7)
Lab 68 (3.3;+3.3)
[BNP 0 (0.0;-21.3)]
[LD 0 (0.0;-22.9)]
Majority 68
Turnout 44.2%
Con hold
Percentage change is since 2008

Hambleton DC, Cowtons
Con elected unopposed (100.0; +12.5)
[LD (0.0; -12.5)]
Con hold.
Percentage change is since May 2007

Hambleton DC, Swainby
Con 477 (60.8; +4.6)
LD Rosemary Jean Dalton 275 (35.0; +35.0)
Lab 33 (4.2; +4.2)
[Others (0.0; -43.8)]
Majority 202
Turnout 53.0%
Con hold
Percentage change is since May 2007

Hambleton DC, Tollerton
Con 413 (64.3; -8.8)
LD Robert Adamson 229 (35.7; +8.8)
Majority 184
Turnout 40.0%
Con hold
Percentage change is since May 2007

Runnymede BC, Englefield Green West
Con 485 (39.5;-5.0)
UKIP 357 (29.1;+3.8)
Lab 150 (12.2;-0.2)
Green 128 (10.4;+10.4)
LD Ian Heath 108 (8.8;+1.4)
Majority 128
Turnout not known
Con hold
Percentage change is since 2008

St Albans DC, Harpenden South
Con 1602 (53.5; -21.8)
Lab 703 (23.5; +17.2)
LD Albert Moses 427 (14.3; +0.5)
Green 264 (8.8; +4.1)
Majority 899
Turnout not known
Con hold
Percentage change is since May 2008

Suffolk Coastal DC, Felixstowe South East
Con 856 (49.2; -10.6)
LD Bernard Price 693 (39.9; +18.0)
Lab 190 (10.9; -7.3)
Majority 163
Turnout not known
Con hold
Percentage change is since May 2007

Tewkesbury BC, Brockworth
LD Judith Mary Perez 940 (52.7; +10.4)
Con 679 (38.1; +15.4)
Lab 164 (9.2; +9.2)
[Green (0.0; -9.3)]
[Others (0.0; -25.8)]
Majority 261
Turnout 34.9%
LD hold
Percentage change is since May 2007

Three Rivers DC, Leavesden
LD Keith Williams 857 (63.3; -8.7)
Con 369 (27.3; +5.7)
Lab 128 (9.5; +3.0)
Majority 488
Turnout 33.4%
LD hold
Percentage change is since May 2008

Newhaven TC, Denton
LD Diana Conyers 644 (63.1)
Con 376 (36.9)
Majority 268
Turnout not known
LD hold

Southborough Town Council, Southborough North
Con 707 (51.5)
LD Jackie Prance 666 (46.5)
Majority 41
Turnout 46.7%
Con hold

Audley Rural PC, Halmer End
LD Christopher Cooper 231 (29.3)
Ind 205 (26.0)
UKIP 181 (23.0)
Con 171 (21.7)
Majority 26
Turnout not known
LD gain from UKIP

Ashfield DC, Sutton-In-Ashfield North
LD Margaret Ann Patrick 996 (33.8; -31.9)
Lab 612 (20.8; +4.0)
Con 519 (17.6; +7.3)
BNP 380 (12.9; +12.9)
Ind 299 (10.1; +2.9)
Green 140 (4.8; +4.8)
Majority 384
Turnout not known
LD hold
Percentage change is since May 2007

Burnley BC, Rosegrove with Lowerhouse
LD Iris Gates 645 (41.2; +1.1)
BNP 400 (25.6; -5.4)
Lab 304 (19.4; +1.0)
Con 215 (13.7; +3.4)
Majority 245
Turnout 32.8%
LD hold
Percentage change is since May 2008

North Kesteven DC, Heighington and Washingborough
Con 928 (44.1; -30.6)
Lincolnshire Independent 786 (37.3; +37.3)
Ind 391 (18.6; +18.6)
[UKIP (0.0; -25.3)]
Majority 142
Turnout 39.4%
Con hold
Percentage change is since May 2007

Runnymede BC, Egham Hythe
Con 720 (46.3;-5.5)
Ind 315 (20.3;+20.3)
LD Dorian Mead 285 (18.3;+3.3)
Lab 235 (15.1;-7.0)
[UKIP 0 (0.0, -11.1)]
Majority 405
Turnout not known
Con hold
Percentage change is since 2008

Runnymede BC, Virginia Water
Con 1080 (64.6;-7.7)
LD Alan Whiteley 376 (22.5,+6.5)
UKIP 216 (12.9;+1.3)
Majority 704
Turnout not known
Con hold
Percentage change is since 2008

Runnymede BC, Woodham
Con 1111 (65.0;-16.3)
LD Jennifer Coulon 337 (19.7;+19.7)
Lab 177 (10.4,-8.4)
Equal Parenting Alliance 84 (4.9,+4.9)
Majority 774
Turnout not known
Con hold
Percentage change is since 2008

Shepway DC, Hythe West
LD Neil Matthews 589 (39.6; +22.1)
Con 483 (32.5; -26.4)
UKIP 255 (17.2; +5.9)
BNP 94 (6.3+6.3)
Shepway Independents 65 (4.4; +4.4)
Majority 106
Turnout 46.1%
LD gain from Con
Percentage change is since May 2007

Hythe TC, Hythe West
LD Darren Briddock 618 / Samuel Matthews 597 (39.6)
Con 473 / 403 (30.3)
UKIP 335 (21.4)
BNP 136 (8.7)
Majorities 145 / 124
Turnout not known
LD gain from Con x 2

Shepway DC, Romney Marsh
Con 430 (58.7; -10.3)
Shepway Independents 121 (16.5; +16.5)
LD Sally Matthews 114 (15.6; -0.9)
Lab 68 (9.3; -5.3)
Majority 309
Turnout 41%
Con hold
Percentage change is since May 2007

Cambridge City DC, East Chesterton
LD Susannah Kerr 836 (37.6; -0.7)
Con 552 (24.9; -3.6)
Lab 319 (14.4; -3.8)
Green 313 (14.1; +4.1)
UKIP 201 (9.0; +4.1)
Majority 284
Turnout 35.5%
LD hold
Percentage change is since May 2008

Caerphilly TC, Castle
PC 206 (30.6)
Ind 156 (23.1)
Ind 133 (19.7)
Lab 123 (18.2)
LD Huw Price 56 (8.3)
Majority 50
Turnout 40.0%

Felixstowe TC, Felixstowe South East
Con 849 (48.9)
LD Bernard Price 691 (39.8)
Lab 196 (11.3)
Majority 158
Turnout not known
Con hold

Abbots Langley PC, Leavesden
LD Jeff Hill 864 (63.9)
Con 362 (26.8)
Lab 127 (9.4)
Majority 502
Turnout 33.4%

Warwick TC, West
Con 1247 (40.9)
Lab 958 (31.4)
LD Geoff Harris 320 (10.5)
Green 297 (9.7)
BNP 230 (7.5)
Majority 289
Turnout not known
Con hold

Crewkerne TC
LD Andrea Jean Stuart 1292 (47.3)
Con 1007 (36.9)
No Description 431 (15.8)
Majority 285
Turnout not known

Berkhamsted TC, Castle
Con 916 / 909 (42.0)
LD Freda Earl 780 / Ian Middleton Gent 769 (35.7)
Ind 486 / 339 (22.3)
Majorities 136 / 129
Turnout 47.8%
Con hold x 2

Rainhill PC
Julia Doyle Labour 635
Denise Aspinall Lib Dem 508
Stephen Bligh Tory 162
Lab hold

Frome PC, Berkley Down
LD Adrian Dobinson 522 (41.8)
Con 496 (39.7)
Ind 230 (18.4)
Majority 26
Turnout 35.9%
LD gain from Ind
 

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