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ELECTIONS 2004: 'WORST SET OF LOCAL ELECTION RESULTS FOR LABOUR IN LIVING MEMORY'

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Conservatives are celebrating success across the country in the local elections while Labour lost out and look set ...
Conservatives are celebrating success across the country in the local elections while Labour lost out and look set to suffer their worst results in living memory. With polls predicting Conservatives to win 38 per cent of the national vote share and Labour collapsing to 26 per cent, the Conservatives have gained Brentwood, Rossendale, Horsham, Eastbourne, Tamworth and Trafford - a key metropolitan council.

With Labour suffering disastrous results the Lib Dems are failing to make any progress losing Brentwood and Eastbourne to the Conservatives.

Party co-chairman Liam Fox said: 'These are excellent results for the Conservatives. It is our biggest lead over Labour since 1992 and gives us the solid base we need to win the general election. It has been Labour's worst electoral performance in living memory and it is the first time that a government has been pushed into third place in mid-term elections.

'We have made progress from a high base right across the country - winning back councils, especially in cities and towns, that we have not held for over a decade'.

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