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Local Elections 2012

Voters across the region are at the polls on Thursday 3rd May to elect 105 councillors on 4 local councils.

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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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