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.