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Local Government by-election results for 19th February 2009

Yesterday's council by-election results show electoral advances for the BNP around the country - with the party gaining its first council seat in the south east of England, in Sevenoaks.

Swanley St Mary’s, Sevenoaks district council
BNP - 41% (+41)
Lab - 34% (-21)
Con - 25% (-)
(UKIP did not stand, having previously secured 20%)
BNP gain from Lab

Downham, London Borough of Lewisham
Lib Dem - 40% (-11)
Lab - 24% (-2)
Con - 24% (+8)
BNP 11% (+11)
Green - 2% (-5)
Two Lib Dem holds

Bilton, Harrogate borough council
LD - 50% (-2)
Con - 38% (-7)
BNP - 9% (+9)
Lab - 3% (-)
Lib Dem hold

Thringstone, North West Leicestershire district council
Lab - 36% (-7)
Con - 31% (-1)
BNP - 28% (+28)
Lib Dem - 5% (-20)
Lab hold

Jonathan Isaby

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