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Portsmouth’s The News runs with a story about the victorious LibDems not being allowed into the town hall by the Conservatives. The LibDems say they have the right to be let in and want to expose Tory corruption, but the Conservative group leader said they’ll do a formal handover on Thursday.

The Western Daily Press blames the £15m "glass monstrosity" of a council building that the Conservatives built for the the electoral blip in Salisbury.

This Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser story from a couple of days ago about an 18yr old Conservative candidate getting into trouble for extreme comments on a social networking site, is another warning to those who say things online that they wouldn’t offline.

The BBC covers the story of the Conservatives not getting a single vote in Blair’s own ward in County Durham.

David Cameron speaks briefly to the Lancashire Evening Post, following the great victory in South Ribble, about making gains in the North.

The other David Cameron, an 18 yr old candidate in Portishead, was only a couple of votes short of becoming the youngest councillor ever – Western Daily Press.

The Blackpool Gazette on the first Tory victory there for 16 years, partly blamed for the supercasino bid going to Manchester. The Conservatives are pledging to turn the town’s ailing tourist industry around.

Norfolk Now discusses the extent to which Cameron’s visit to South Norfok contributed to the Conservatives’ mauling of the LibDems there.

Please do highlight any other interesting local stories.

Deputy Editor

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