Tories hold seat
THE Conservatives held on to Great Yarmouth Borough Council's Bradwell South and Hopton ward with the borough's In Bloom champion Sue Hacon taking the by-election seat.
THE Conservatives held on to Great Yarmouth Borough Council's Bradwell South and Hopton ward with the borough's In Bloom champion Sue Hacon taking the by-election seat. But it was a close fought race.
Mrs Hacon polled 457 votes just pipping Liberal Democrat Aleck Buchanan who had 397 votes.
In third place was the by-election's youngest candidate, Labour's Jo Vriesema, 28, who polled 254 votes.
The UKIP candidate, Colin Aldred, was in fourth place with 116 votes and Green Party man Ian Holman getting 29.
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Turnout for the by-election was 25pc.
The vacancy was created following the resignation of Conservative councillor Brian Howard in October last year, who cited the planned local government shake-up for giving up his seat of nine years.
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