Lib Dem by-election victory

The Liberal Democrats held their Aylsham county council seat by a convincing majority in yesterday's by election.David Harrison was elected to serve on the council by a majority of 842 votes.

The Liberal Democrats held their Aylsham county council seat by a convincing majority in yesterday's by election.

David Harrison was elected to serve on the council by a majority of 842 votes.

That was almost double the total of his nearest rival, Conservative, Ian Graham, who polled 854 votes.

The election was held following the death of 67-year-old Liberal Democrat Graham from a heart attack in September.

The large victory gives the Lib Dems a much stronger hold on the seat.

The 2005 election was a close run result with Mr Rix polling 1862, taking the seat from sitting Tory councillor Derek Turnbull who won 1833 votes, while Deborah Kemp received 1279 votes for Labour.

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Results:

David Harrison - Liberal Democrats - 1696

Ian Graham - Conservatives - 854

Terry Glasspoole - Labour - 177

Vandra Ahlstrom - UKIP - 71

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