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The New Statesman reports the total number of council candidates in this year's elections as follows:

Total for England – 2,360 seats


Con 2,258 95.7% (per cent of seats contested)


Lab 2,174 92.1%


Lib Dem 1,756 74.4%


UKIP 1,734 73.5%


Green 882 37.3%


Independent 648 27.5%


Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition 119 5.0%


BNP 101 4.3%


English Democrats 38 1.6%


Others 12
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So the number from the Lib Dems only fractionally ahead of UKIP. As mentioned on Monday I thought it was going to be pretty close not just due to UKIP going forwards but also the Lib Dems falling back.

The BNP have collapsed.

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