Increasingly thin pickings as contests usually become scheduled to coincide with the Euro Elections.

Gateshead Borough – Chopwell and Rowlands Gill: Lab 1221, Lib Dem 898, C 177. (May 2008 – Lab 1547, Lib Dem 720, C 443). Lab hold. Swing 8.2% Lab to Lib Dem.

Isle of Anglesey County – Llanbadrig: Ind 255, No description 201. (May 2008 – Ind unopposed). Ind hold.

In the Anglesey contest both candidates were independents and both had the surname Hughes.