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Local elections Friday, 5 May, 2000, 00:55 GMT 01:55 UK
Reporting from the regions
BBC correspondents have been reporting from local elections counts as they happen around the country.

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The Tories have gained Solihull in the West Midlands, reports Allan Robb.

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The Tories have taken Eastbourne, a council they have not held for years, reports Christine Stewart.

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Kevin Bocquet reports from Oldham where Labour lost the council to the Liberal Democrats.

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Chris Hogg reports from Southend on Sea where the Tories are celebrating victory.

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Labour has lost control of Bradford, reports Richard Wells.

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Peter Hunt reports from Portsmouth where the council held by Labour for the last five years fell to no overall control.

Labour has succeeded in holding Birmingham, reports Phil Mackie.

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Victory in Torbay marked a significant inroad in to the south west for the Conservatives, reports Jane O'Brien.

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In the north east, dents were made into the traditional Labour heartlands by the Tories and Lib Dems but much of the interest centred on how many people bothered to vote, reports Doug Morris.

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Labour have held Nottingham but lost seven seats while the Tories gained six, reports Richard Bilton.

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Shelagh Fogarty reports that there is still no party in overall control of Sefton.

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