Round one closed, the following three counties are eliminated:
The following received points but stay in game:
1 RutlandROUND 2:
Eliminate one county in the South West region and one in either of North West, North East and Yorkshire and the Humber regions, as per the European NUTS-1 definition
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This is to avoid the usual of all the home counties being eliminated first and have the ones in the West Country and in the North survive until last.
South West: Wiltshire