Milton Keynes City - Whaddon: Lab 1108, C 914, England First 221, Lib Dem 129, Ukip 109, Ind 49. (May 2006 - Lab 1125, C 984, Lib Dem 220, Ukip 202, Better MK Ind 93). Lab hold. Swing 1.1% C to Lab.
England First voters are the difference twixt Labour and Tory votes. Looks like half their votes came from Tories and half from UKIP.
Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough - Slough: Lab 862, BNP 582, C 499, English Democrats 102, Lib Dem 83. (May 2006 - Lab 792, C 708, Lib Dem 346). Lab gain from C. Swing 6.3% C to Lab.
BNP from nowhere to second. Another English party takes votes. Lib Dems squeezed out of existence.
Pendle Borough - Craven: Lib Dem 632, C 260, Ind 241, BNP 237, Lab 76. (May 2007 - Lib Dem 736, Ind 428, C 405). Lib Dem hold. Swing 2.3% C to Lib Dem.
Lib Dems lose votes to Labour, Con lose more to BNP.
Sandwell Borough - Charlemont with Grove Vale: C 870, Lab 801, BNP 544, Lib Dem 238, Green 71. (May 2007 - C 1460, Lab 970, BNP 788, Lib Dem 671). C gain from Ind. Swing 4.9% C to Lab.
Haven't done the maths on this - the turnout seems to have dropped a lot. Labour gain Lib Dem and Green votes - share increases, Cons lose vote share, BNP tread water.
Wigan Borough - Tyldesley: Lib Dem 784, Lab 619, Ind 377, C 170. (May 2007 - Lib Dem 1838, Lab 447, C 370, Green 260). Lib Dem hold. Swing 19.6% Lib Dem to Lab.
Big Labour swing. The fabled 'Brown boost' ?
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