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Local Election 2012: Conservatives hold on to control in Swindon

In Swindon, the Conservatives have kept control of the council - just. They now have a majority of just one seat. It was a very close contest with Labour, who had targeted Swindon as a possible gain. The whole council was up for election, with boundary changes in place.

Labour gained 7 seats, while the Conservatives lost 8 and the Independents also lost 1. The make-up of the council now stands: Conservatives: 29, Labour: 24, Lib Dem: 4

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Local Election 2012: Conservatives and Labour go head to head in Swindon

Latest results from Swindon, where the whole council is up for election, 57 seats in total. The latest results show the Conservative have taken 9 seats and Labour 6.

Election expert, Professor Colin Rallings, had said that if Labour were to take Swindon it would show that the party had advanced significantly since last year. It seems it is a straight two-party fight between Labour and the Conservatives.

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