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Last Updated: Friday, 4 May 2007, 09:49 GMT 10:49 UK
Tories win Royal Borough control
Mary Rose Gliksten
The council leader looked shocked to lose in the Castle Without ward
The Conservatives have taken control of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead in a dramatic victory.

The Lib Dems lost 18 seats to the Conservatives, who now have 36 to the Lib Dems' 16, and council leader Mary Rose Glicksten lost her seat.

The British National Party (BNP) were celebrating too after their four candidates won almost double the number of votes of their Labour opponents.

But the party failed to win any seats in its first election in the borough.


  Councillors Councils
Party +/- Total +/- Total
After 312 of 312 councils.
CON 911 5315 39 165
LAB -505 1877 -8 34
LD -246 2171 -4 23
OTH -162 1112 0 5
NOC - - -27 85


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Lib Dem council leader Mary Rose Gliksten said of her defeat in the Castle Without ward: "I'm obviously terribly disappointed. This is not the Liberal Democrats' night."

New council leader David Burbage said the new administration was to look at abolishing short-term on-street parking charges and would review the yellow lines used on the borough's roads.

He added that the party had exceeded its expectations in Windsor itself.

He said: "We essentially aligned our party with what residents were telling us. We tried to meet what they were asking their local council to do."

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