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EVERYWHERE
With 74 new MPs either sitting or recent councillors, many of those holding council seats still haven't admitted whether they plan to resign. ?

WEST OF ENGLAND
Dan Norris MP seems to want to hang on as metro mayor, despite having had the pleasure of defeating Jacob Rees-Mogg in North East Somerset & Hanham.

WELLINGBOROUGH
Having failed to win East Thanet for the Tories as "your local candidate", Helen Harrison is back home, er, 150 miles away, where she remains on the council.

TEIGNBRIDGE
Concerns have been brushed aside over the part-pedestrianisation of Queen Street in Newton Abbot, despite shopkeepers' giving it the thumbs-down.

KINGSTON-UPON-THAMES
Something of a departure for Kingston councillor James Giles, who came second in Birmingham Hodge Hill and Solihull North for the Workers Party.

SHROPSHIRE
Financial alarm bells from Tory Shropshire, which needs to "resize to survive" and intends to make 11 percent of its workforce redundant.

CROYDON
Embarrassment for the Met as the Purley and Woodcote residents' association has a whip round for a new police car to save officers getting to work by bus.

CENTRAL BEDFORDSHIRE
As US company Pro Logis enjoys a new warehouse at Marston Gate, former council director for business development and regeneration has got a new job!


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