Tories gain seat from BNP

THE Conservatives won a seat from the BNP in thes week's crop of local government by-elections. Labour's vote in the ward in Broxstowe, Nottinghamshire, fell by 22.

THE Conservatives won a seat from the BNP in thes week's crop of local government by-elections. Labour's vote in the ward in Broxstowe, Nottinghamshire, fell by 22.9%.

Press Association analysis of 18 by-elections over this month, including the Commons contest at Norwich North, suggests a projected 11.1% Tory lead over Labour.

A calculation based on 11 wards fought both times by all three main parties gives a line-up of Conservative 42.2%, Labour 27.8%, and Liberal Democrat 20.1%.


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