Tories hold seat in by-election

THE Tories have held on to Bradwell South and Hopton ward with candidate Mike Butcher polling almost 50pc of the vote in yesterday's borough council by-election.

THE Tories have held on to Bradwell South and Hopton ward with candidate Mike Butcher polling almost 50pc of the vote in yesterday's borough council by-election.

Local businessman Mr Butcher received 623 votes while former Labour leader Trevor Wainwright polled 429 votes.

UKIP candidate, Hopton man Colin Aldred, netted 196 votes.

Turnout was 24.86pc


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The seat became vacant after Conservative councillor Colin Hodds resigned from the council due to work commitment, which involved relocating to Sussex.

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