Collington by-election results

Deirdre Earl-Williams
Deirdre Earl-Williams

Deirdre Earl-Williams is the new councillor for Collington Ward, following a runaway victory in yesterday’s (October 27) by-election.

The independent candidate was elected after receiving 818 votes, beating her Conservative, Labour and UKIP rivals.

The by-election was called after independent councillor Tony Mansi was forced to stand down due to ill health.

Turnout was 36.65 percent.

The full results are as follows:

Andrew Burton (Cons): 393

Deirdre Earl-Williams (Ind): 818

Michael Phillips (UKIP): 66

Sara Watson (Lab): 87