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With two losses to Labour and one loss to the Lib Dems, it is difficult to describe the below set of results as anything other than disappointing.

West ward, Peterborough
Con – 1,252 (58% -14)
Lab – 341 (16% -12)
LD – 224 (10% +10)
UKIP – 177 (8% +8)
English Democrats – 93 (4% +4)
Green – 58 (3% +3)
Con hold

St Helens ward, Hastings
Con – 609 (41% -11)
Lab – 550 (37% +10)
LD – 210 (14% -7)
BNP – 93 (6% +6)
English Democrats – 36 (2% +2)
Con hold

Tavistock South ward, West Devon
LD – 523 (46% +29)
Con – 450 (39% +2)
Ind – 170 (15% -31)
LD gain from Con

Wyke Regis ward, Weymouth & Portland
Lab – 579 (40% +4)
Con – 486 (34% -30)
LD – 268 (19% +19)
Citizen's Action Party – 111 (8% +8)
Lab gain from Con

Areley Kings ward, Wyre Forest
Lab – 540 (38% +5)
KHCC – 421 (30% +1)
Con – 394 (28% -7)
UKIP – 63 (4% +4)
Lab gain from Con

Camp Hill ward, Nuneaton & Bedworth
Lab – 670 (47% +17)
BNP – 478 (34% -2)
Con – 275 (19% -10)
Lab gain from BNP

Heron Wood ward, Rushmoor
Lab – 437 (42% +12)
LD – 354 (34% -8)
Con – 259 (25% -3)
Lab gain from LD

Queen’s Park ward, Westminster
Lab – 814 (63% +10)
Con – 211 (16% -13)
Green – 152 (12% +12)
LD – 123 (9% -8)
Lab hold

Kingsbrook ward, Bedford
LD – 661 (49% +1)
Lab – 370 (28% +4)
Con – 150 (11% -8)
Ind – 85 (6% +6)
Ind – 73 (5% +5)
LD hold

Bearsden South ward, East Dunbartonshire
Awaiting results
The first preference votes were cast as followws:
LD – 1,770 (36.4%, +10)
Con 1,499 (30.8%, +6.4)
SNP –
972 (20%, +0.9)

Lab – 626 (12.9%, -6.4)
After redstributions, the LD candidate was elected for the vacancy created by the resignation of a Conservative, although due to the PR electoral system used, it cannot really be described as a gain.

1st preferences:
 
1st PREFERENCE VOTES
                Number of votes    % of votes    change
CON         1261                       33.36%         up 8.96%
LD            1110                       29.37%         up 2.98%
SNP          783                        20.71%         up 1.62%
LAB           626                       16.56%          down 2.69%
 
The final preferences after second preference votes were counted were:
 
LD       1770
CON    1499
 
Andrew Fulton, Chairman of the Party in Scotland, commented: “We had an excellent candidate and a strong team effort which resulted in a 9% swing to us, which first past the post in a Liberal Democrat seat at a general election gives encouragement that Mark Nolan has every chance of unseating the Liberal Democrat incumbent Jo Swinson.”

Jonathan Isaby

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