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Chester'le'street.

Labour held on to Chester-le-Street as expected last night - but it's a new breed of politician who will be in charge.

Former council leader Malcolm Pratt has stood down and old Labour members Steve Ibinson, Mike Smith, Fred Walker and Christine Warbis did not stand.

One of the new breed is Sunderland University political lecturer Simon Henig, who said: "Things have had to change."

Despite losing one seat, Labour remain in firm control of the council with 29 seats.

The Liberal Democrats lost their one seat on the authority, the Independents were up three to four seats, while the Conservatives remained unaltered on just one seat.
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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:May 2, 2003
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