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Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Labour & Lib Dems suffer as Tories make 500 gains

Thursday was not just the General Election day, but there were local elections in parts of England as well. The massacre of the Liberal Democrats continued, they lost half their councils and over a third of their councillors. Labour didn't do much better only losing, net, 3 of their councils but lost over 200 councillors. The British National Party also lost their final council seat.

UKIP took control of South Thanet Council, despite Nigel Farage losing the Parliamentary seat. The Greens continued to make steady progress at local level, increasing their number of councillors by 11. However the night belonged to the Tories, they gained control of 32 councils and gained over 500 new councillors as the local government map also turned mainly blue. The results are below:

Councils:
Conservative 163 +32
Labour 73 -3
Liberal Democrat 4 -4
UKIP 1 +1 
Green 0
Residents 1
Independent 0 -1
Other 0
No Overall Control (NoC) 36 -25

Councillors
Conservative 5,482 +532 
Labour 2,238 -207
Liberal Democrat 656 -407
UKIP 200 +175 
Green 87 +11
Residents 55 +2
Independent 498 -116
Liberal 6 -3
Independent Community Health Concern 2 -3
Respect 0
British National Party 0 -1
English Democrats 0 -2

Results:
Allerdale - NoC

Amber Valley - Con Gain from Lab
Arun - Con Hold
Ashfield - Lab Hold
Ashford - Con Hold
Aylesbury Vale - Con Hold
Babergh - Con Gain from NoC
Barnsley - Lab Hold
Barrow-in-Furness - Lab Hold
Basildon - NoC
Basingstoke - Con Gain from NoC
Bassetlaw - Lab Hold
Bath and North East Somerset - Con Gain from NoC
Bedford - NoC
Birmingham - Lab Hold
Blaby - Con Hold
Blackburn and Darwen - Lab Hold
Blackpool - Lab Hold
Bolsover - Lab Hold
Bolton - Lab Hold
Bournemouth - 
Con Hold
Bracknell - Con Hold
Bradford - Lab Hold
Braintree - Con Hold
Breckland - Con Hold
Brentwood and Ongar - Con Gain from NoC 
Brighton and Hove - NoC
Bristol - NoC
Broadland - Con Hold
Bromsgrove - Con Hold
Broxbourne - Con Hold
Broxtowe - Con Gain from NoC
Burnley - Lab Hold
Bury - Lab Hold
Calderdale - NoC
Cambridge - Lab Hold
Cannock Chase - Lab Hold
Canterbury - Con Hold
Carlisle - Lab Hold
Castle Point - Con Hold
Central Bedfordshire - Con Hold
Charnwood - Con Hold
Chelmsford - Con Hold
Cherwell - Con Hold
Cheshire East - Con Hold
CheshireWest and Chester - Lab Gain from Con
Chesterfield - Lab Hold
Chichester - Con Hold
Chiltern - Con Hold
Chorley - Lab Hold
Christchurch - Con Hold
Colchester - NoC
Copeland - Lab Hold
Corby - Lab Hold
Cotswold - Con Hold
Coventry - Lab Hold
Craven - Con Hold
Crawley - Lab Hold
Dacorum - Con Hold
Darlington - Lab Hold
Dartford - Con Hold
Daventry - Con Hold
Derby - Lab Hold
Derbyshire Dales - Con Hold
Doncaster - Lab Hold
Dover - Con Hold
Dudley - Lab Hold
East Cambridgeshire - Con Hold
East Devon - Con Hold
East Dorset - Con Hold
East Hampshire - Con Hold
East Hertfordshire - Con Hold
East Lindsey - Con Gain from NoC
East Northamptonshire - Con Hold
East Riding of Yorkshire - Con Hold
East Staffordshire - Con Gain from NoC
Eastbourne - Lib Dem Hold
Eastleigh - Lib Dem Hold
Eden - Con Gain from NoC
Elmbridge - Con Hold
Epping Forest - Con Hold
Epsom and Ewell - Residents Association Hold
Erewash - Con Hold
Exeter - Lab Hold
Fenland - Con Hold
Forest Heath - Con Hold
Forest of Dean - NoC
Fylde - Con Hold
Gateshead - Lab Hold
Gedling - Lab Hold
Gloucester - Con Gain from NoC
Gravesham - Con Gain from NoC
Great Yarmouth - NoC 
Guildford - Con Hold
Halton - Lab Hold
Hambleton - Con Hold
Harborough - Con Hold
Harlow - Lab Hold
Harrogate - Con Hold
Hart - NoC
Hartlepool - Lab Hold
Havant - Con Hold
Herefordshire - Con Gain from NoC
Hertsmere - Con Hold
High Peak - Con Gain from NoC
Hinkley and Bosworth - Con Gain from Lib Dem
Horsham - Con Hold
Huntingdonshire - Con Hold
Hyndburn - Lab Hold
Ipswich - Lab Hold
Kettering - Con Hold
Kings Lynn and West Norfolk - Con Hold
Kingston-upon-Hull - Lab Hold
Kirklees - NoC
Knowsley - Lab Hold
Lancaster - NoC
Leeds - Lab Hold 
Leicester - Lab Hold
Lewes - Con Gain from NoC
Lichfied - Con Hold
Lincoln - Lab Hold
Liverpool - Lab Hold
Luton - Lab Hold
Maidstone - NoC 
Maldon - Con Hold
Malvern Hills - Con Hold
Manchester - Lab Hold
Mansfield - Lab Hold
Medway - Con Hold
Melton - Con Hold
Mendip - Con Hold
Mid Devon - Con Hold

Mid Suffolk - Con Hold
Mid Sussex - Con Hold
Middlesbrough - Lab Hold*
Milton Keynes - NoC
Mole Valley - Con Gain from NoC
New Forest - Con Hold
Newark and Sherwood - Con Gain from NoC
Newcastle-upon-Tyne - Lab Hold
Newcastle-under-Lyme - NoC
North Devon - NoC
North Dorset - Con Hold
North East Derbyshire - Lab Hold
North East Lincolnshire - NoC
North Herefordshire - Con Hold
North Kesteven - Con Hold
North Lincolnshire - Con Hold
North Nolfolk - Con Hold
North Somerset - Con Hold
North Tyneside - Lab Hold
North Warwickshire - Con Gain from Lab
Northampton - Con Hold
Norwich - Lab Hold
Nottingham - Lab Hold
Oadby and Wigston - Lib Dem Hold
Oldham - Lab Hold
Pendle - NoC
Peterborough - NoC
Plymouth - Lab lose to NoC
Poole - Con Gain from NoC
Portsmouth - NoC
Preston - Lab Hold
Purbeck - Con Gain from NoC

Reading - Lab Hold
Redcar and Cleveland - NoC
Redditch - Lab Hold
Reigate and Banstead - Con Hold
Ribble Valley - Con Hold
Richmonshire - Con Gain from Ind
Rochdale - Lab Hold
Rochford - Con Hold
Rossendale - Lab Hold
Rother - Con Hold
Rotherham - Lab Hold
Rugby - Con Hold
Runnymeade - Con Hold
Rushcliffe - Con Hold
Rushmoor - Con Hold
Rutland - Con Hold
Ryedale - Con Hold
Salford - Lab Hold
Sandwell - Lab Hold
Scarborough - Con Gain from NoC
Sedgemoor - Con Hold
Sefton - Lab Hold
Selby - Con Hold
Sevenoaks - Con Hold
Sheffield - Lab Hold
Shepway - Con Hold
Slough - Lab Hold
Solihull - Con Hold
South Buckinghamshire - Con Hold
South Cambridgeshire - Con Hold
South Derbyshire - Con Hold
South Gloucestershire - Con Gain from NoC
South Hams - Con Hold
South Holland - Con Hold
South Kesteven - Con Hold
South Lakeland - Lib Dem Hold
South Norfolk - Con Hold
South Northamptonshire - Con Hold
South Oxfordshire - Con Hold
South Ribble - Con Hold
South Somerset - Lib Dem lose to NoC
South Staffordshire - Con Hold
South Tyneside - Lab Hold
Southampton - Lab Hold
Southend-on-Sea - NoC
Spelthorne - Con Hold
St Albans - Con Gain from NoC
St Edmunsbury - Con Hold
St Helens - Lab Hold
Stafford - Con Hold 
Staffordshire Moorlands - Con Gain from NoC
Stevenage - Lab Hold
Stockport - NoC
Stockton-on-Tees - Lab Gain from NoC
Stoke-on-Trent - Lab lose to NoC
Stratford-on-Avon - Con Hold
Stroud - NoC
Suffolk Coastal - Con Hold
Sunderland - Lab Hold
Surrey Heath - Con Hold
Swale - Con Hold
Swindon - Con Hold
Tameside - Lab Hold
Tamworth - Con Hold
Tandridge - Con Hold
Taunton Deane - Con Gain from NoC
Teignbridge - Con Gain from NoC
Telford and the Wrekin - Lab lose to NoC
Tendring - Con lose to NoC
Test Valley - Con Hold
Tewkesbury - Con Hold
Thanet - UKIP Gain from NoC
Three Rivers - Lib Dem lose to NoC 
Thurrock - NoC
Tonbridge and Malling - Con Hold
Torbay - Con Hold
Torridge - Con Gain from NoC
Trafford - Con Hold
Tunbridge Wells - Con Hold
Uttersford - Con Hold
Vale of White Horse - Con Hold
Wakefield - Lab Hold
Walsall - NoC
Warrington - Lab Hold
Warwick - Con Gain from NoC
Watford - Lib Dem lose to NoC
Waveney - Con Hold
Wealdon - Con Hold
Wellingborough - Con Hold
Welwyn Hatfield - Con Hold
West Berkshire - Con Hold
West Devon - Con Gain from NoC
West Dorset - Con Hold
West Lancashire - Lab Gain from NoC
West Lindsey - Con Hold
West Oxfordshire - Con Hold
West Somerset - Con Hold
Weymouth and Portland - NoC
Wigan - Lab Hold
Winchester - Con Gain from NoC
Windsor & Maidenhead - Con Hold
Wirral - Lab Hold
Woking - Con Hold
Wokingham - Con Hold
Wolverhampton - Lab Hold
Worcester - Con Gain from NoC
Worthing - Con Hold
Wychavon - Con Hold
Wycombe - Con Hold
Wyre - Con Hold
Wyre Forest - Con Gain from NoC
York - NoC 

*Councillors not added as 3 wards still to declare