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GLOUCESTER - prediction and result No Overall Control

A key parliamentary seat for the Conservative and Labour but there is a strong Lib Dem presence on the council and no party looks strong enough to take control. 

The Conservatives have half the seats but Labour should win Podsmead from them and may win Grange, which they narrowly took last in 2012.  Tuffley ward looks more difficult for them. 

If Labour failed in all these the Conservatives should take Barnwood from the Lib Dems and this would give them control but they still have to fight off a challenge from the Lib Dems in Quedgeley Severn Vale which the Lib Dems won from them in 2011.  

UKIP had their best result in Longlevens ward in the county council elections but the Conservative had a large majority and should have enough slack to cope with defections to UKIP.

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