UKip candidate elected to Lincolnshire County Council in Stamford

Robert Foulkes (UKip) has been elected to Lincolnshire County Council  in the Stamford North ward.

Robert Foulkes (UKip) has been elected to Lincolnshire County Council in the Stamford North ward.

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UK Independence Party candidate Robert Foulkes has been elected to Lincolnshire County Council in Stamford.

Mr Foulkes, of Oak Road, Stamford, won yesterday’s by-election in the Stamford North ward by 132 votes. The seat was vacant since the death of Lincolnshire Independent councillor John Hicks in October.

A total of 1,270 votes were cast and the turnout was 17.6 per cent.

The full results are as follows:

Robert Foulkes (UKip): 400

Mark Ashberry (Labour): 268

Matthew Lee (Conservative): 261

Max Sawyer (Lincolnshire Independents): 199

Harrish Bisnauthsing (Lib Dem): 142

Lincolnshire County Council has 77 elected members. There are now 35 Conservative, 12 Labour, 12 UKip, 8 Lincolnshire Independents, 3 Independence from Europe, 4 Liberal Democrat and 3 Independents.