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LOCAL ELECTIONS: HOW THE NEW BOUNDARIES TURN SHIRES TORY AGAIN

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TORY AGAIN ...
TORY AGAIN

Counties

Bedfordshire: Con (would have been Con before without Luton)

Buckinghamshire: Con hold

Cambridgeshire: Con gain from NOC (will stay Con when Peterborough goes on 1/4/98)

Cheshire: Lab gain from NOC (will revert to NOC when Halton and Warrington go 1/4/98)

Cornwall: NOC gain from Lib Dem

Cumbria: Lab gain from NOC

Derbyshire: LAB hold

Devon: NOC (will become Lib Dem when Plymouth and Torbay go on 1/4/98)

Dorset: NOC hold

Durham: Lab hold

East Sussex: NOC gain from 'notional' Lib Dem (would have been Lib Dem before without Brighton and Hove)

Essex: NOC (will become Con when Southend and Thurrock go 1/4/98)

Gloucestershire: NOC hold

Hampshire: Con gain from 'notional' Lib Dem (would have been Lib Dem before without Portsmouth and Southampton)

Hertfordshire: NOC hold

Kent: Con gain from NOC (will remain Con when Medway Towns departs 1/4/98)

Lancashire: Lab hold

Leicestershire: Con gain from NOC

Norfolk: NOC hold

Northamptonshire: Lab hold

Northumberland: Lab hold

North Yorkshire: NOC hold

Nottinghamshire: Lab hold

Oxfordshire: NOC hold

Shropshire: NOC hold

Somerset: Lib Dem hold

Staffordshire: Lab hold

Suffolk: NOC hold

Surrey: Con gain from NOC

Warwickshire: NOC hold

West Sussex: Con gain from NOC

Wiltshire: NOC gain from 'notional' Lib Dem (would have been Lib Dem before without Thamesdown (Swindon)

Worcestershire: NOC 'hold' (new county)

Unitaries

Blackburn: Lab hold

Blackpool: Lab hold

Bracknell Forest: Con gain from Lib

Halton: Lab hold

Newbury: Lib Dem hold

Nottingham: Lab hold

Peterborough: NOC gain from Lab

Plymouth: Lab hold

Reading: Lab hold

Slough: Lab hold

Southend: NOC hold

The Wrekin: Lab hold

Thurrock: Lab hold

Torbay: Lib Dem hold

Warrington: Lab hold

Windsor and Maidenhead: NOC gain from Lib Dem

Wokingham: Con gain from Lib Dem

'Thirds' elections

Bristol: Lab hold

Hull: Lab hold

New authorities

Herefordshire: Lib Dem

Malvern Hills: NOC

Medway Towns: NOC

Seat gains/losses in all councils

CON +240

LAB -30

LIB DEM -210.

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