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