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Labour candidate owed thousands in fines

The Labour Party candidate for Kingswood in South Gloucestershire has stood down after it was revealed that she owed more than £2,000 in parking fines and fees.

It's an embarrassment for the party as the constituency is one of its top target seats at the next General election. Our Political Correspondent Bob Constantine has the story.

Local Election 2012: Outgoing Conservative leader blames Cameron government

Following Labour's success in Plymouth, where they gained 6 seats to take control of the council, outgoing Plymouth Conservative Council leader Vivien Pengelly says the Cameron government is to blame for Labour gaining control and will be making her feelings known to the PM.

The make-up of the council is now: Labour 31, Conservatives 26.

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