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Last Updated: Friday, 4 May 2007, 00:52 GMT 01:52 UK
Councillor wins seat by coin toss
A Conservative councillor in Lincolnshire has held his seat by the toss of a coin.

Councillor Christopher Underwood-Frost tied with Liberal Democrat John Birkenshaw after they both won 781 votes in the West Lindsey district.

Councillor Underwood-Frost keeps his seat on the Scotter Ward after winning the toss.

However, the Liberal Democrats retained control of the council. A third of seats were up for election.

LOCAL COUNCIL RESULTS

  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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Results were Liberal Democrats 20, Conservative 16 and one other.

Mr Underwood-Frost said that despite winning, he did not think councillors should be elected by the toss of a coin.

"We did ask whether we between ourselves could agree to disagree with the toss of a coin... but the law's the law, and the law needs to be changed in my view.

"Here I am re-selected by a way that I don't think anybody would agree with, but that's the law."




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