Richard Hands, who is just retiring as Mayor, easily won re-election to Sefton Council taking 50% of the vote. Birkdale was the worst result for the Tories in the town. Across Sefton Lib Dems did well taking a seat from the Tories in Manor Ward against the national swing. Locally there did not appear to be any sign of a Cameron effect. Maybe that confirms the finding of the recent ICM poll which showed that the electorate found him overly concerned with spin.
The full results can be found here:http://seftonmaps.sefton.gov.uk/Elections/Results2008/
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