12:07am Friday 4th May 2012
By Craig Manning
THE first result is in, showing the Liberal Democrats have retained their seat in Eastham.
Lib Dem Cllr Phil Gilchrist won with 2,151 votes.
Laurence Jones - UKIP: 219.
Kevin Sharkey - Conservative: 315 votes.
Jackie Smith - Green Party: 55.
Mike Thompson - Labour: 1,539.
Liberal Democrat majority: 612.
Voter turnout: 39.2%
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