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Tuesday, May 11, 1999 Published at 14:17 GMT 15:17 UK


Tories make substantial gains in locals
The Conservatives have taken more than 1,300 new seats in local government elections, easing the immediate pressure on William Hague's leadership.
Good news for Hague
William Hague received some comfort from the "Super Thursday" elections as the Tories broke through the magic 1,000-seat barrier in the local polls.
How Sheffield was stripped of its socialists
The Liberal Democrats have ousted Labour from power after decades in the steel city of Sheffield.
Celebrations for all in local polls
All the parties are claiming their own victories in Britain's local government elections despite apparent voter indifference to the 13,000 seats up for grabs.
Shock for Labour in Wales
The first local government results to be declared in Wales include Labour's loss of control over Wrexham.
The elections in quotes
Leading politicians have given their reaction to the results coming in from the Scottish, Welsh and local elections.
Devolution may signal end of union - poll
Nearly half the people in Britain believe the creation of the Scottish Parliament and the Welsh Assembly could signal the end of the UK, according to a BBC survey.





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