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Tonight Special


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The Battle for the Counties
By going to the polls in this month's local government elections
British voters will have participated in election history - never before has the entire country voted together except in a General Election, nor has there been such a guide as to what might happen in the next General Election.
As the first declarations are made from 54 county councils and metropolitan county councils in England and Wales, David Dimble by - with analyses from David Butler and David Clark-charts the changes of political control.
Robert McKenzie reports from the London headquarters of the council with the biggest electorate, the GLC, and there will be regular reports throughout the programme from BBC regional studios.
Robin Day discusses the impact of the results with representatives of the three major parties, The Rt Hon Peter Shore , mp, The Rt Hon William Whitelaw , mp, and David Penhaligon , mp.


Unknown: David Dimble
Unknown: David Clark-Charts
Unknown: Robert McKenzie
Unknown: Peter Shore
Unknown: William Whitelaw
Unknown: David Penhaligon

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