Labour win Yarmouth by-election

Labour held on to Nelson Ward in Thursday's Yarmouth Borough Council by-election after a disappointingly low 13pc turnout.

Labour held on to Nelson Ward in Thursday's Yarmouth Borough Council by-election after a disappointingly low 13pc turnout.

Brenda Taylor polled 329 votes to win the seat which had been vacant since the sudden death of Labour councillor Sue Robinson - a former mayor - in August.

The election had been given added interest through Mrs Robinson's son William standing as an independent. He came second with 257 votes.

Mr Robinson had been supported by the ruling Conservative group which did not contest what is a traditional Labour stronghold.

The Liberal Democrats came third with Nicholas Dyer polling 96 votes while independent Thomas Holmes polled 49 votes.

The Green Party's Ian Holman polled 43 votes.

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Mrs Taylor, a former mayoress, is the wife of Mike Taylor who represents Central and Northgate ward on the borough council.

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