Andrew Boothroyd of Lindley WMC A topped that with a fine 43, but the highest break was made by Andrew Wright of Marsh Lib
A with a 53 against Leon Bentley of Broad Oak BC D.
Section A: Brockholes v Almondbury Lib
, Longwood v Clayton West, Thongsbridge B v Skel Windmill, Golcar Lib
v Crosland Moor, Shepley v Lockwood Con, Oakfield TBC v Newsome WM.
CHESTER council remains hung with no party taking overall control,although the Lib
Dems have overtaken Labour as the largest party.
stalwart Peter Hopkinson rolled back the years to win 21-18 against Andrew Beardsall of Marsden Lib
Section 1A: Meltham Lib
E v Marsden Social, Canalside B v Upper Hopton WMC B, Hillhouse & Birkby BC C v Bye, Top Spot v Marsh Lib
B, Bradley & Colne WMC B v Crosland Moor Con C, Deighton WMC v Primrose Hill Lib
B, New Mill Club A v Paddock C & BC B, Lockwood Con A v Lindley Lib
Current composition: Con 24, Lab 22, Lib
Dem 5, Ind 1
In the billiards, Brian Cousen of Lindley Lib
recorded the highest break with a 68 and followed that up with a 32 on his way to beating Chris Kelly of Meltham Lib
in a match won 2-1 by Lindley.
Dem leader, Coun Peter Arnold, said: "Our objective is to take control of the city council.
First round: (A) M Howarth (Milnsbridge Lib
) v T Broadbent (Primrose Hill Lib
) E Haigh (Meltham Lib
) V C Valentine (Milnsbridge Lib
), G Woodruff (Linthwaite CBC) v T Chatfield (Golcar Lib
), I Haigh (Almondbury Lib
) v M Sykes (Golcar Lib
), N Kaine (Marsh Lib
) v B Hallas (Almondbury Lib
), G Whitehouse (Marsh Lib) v P Hopkinson (Lindley Lib), G Baxter (Crosland Moor) v R Haigh (Linthwaite CBC).
Birmingham Hodge Hill: Con 2373, Lab 3424, Lib
Newcastle Central: Benwell and Scotswood (3 Labour councillors), Blakelaw (3 Lib
Dem), Elswick (3 Lab), Fenham (3 Lab), Kenton (3 Lab), Lemington (3 Lab), Westgate (3 Lab) and Wingrove (2 Lab, 1 Lib
Division I: Marsden 2 Almondbury Lib
A 8, Lindley Lib
A 10 Meltham Lib
A 0, Golcar Lib
A 8 Crosland Moor 2.
He said the Lib
Dems were the ones who moved that the Town Centre Partnership be allowed to question the Asda development team over Chapel Street and that it was his side which was proposing a citizens' jury on traffic problems in and around the town - a wish opposed by all the other parties.
Current: Labour 50, Cons 12, Lib
Dem 5, BNP4, Independent 1
North Warwickshire Borough Council CURRENT STATE OF PLAY: Lab 22, Con 9, Lib
Dem 2, Ind 1 (total 34)