By-election results for troubled Briston Parish Council announced

The son of a Norfolk parish councillor who has been at the centre of a long-running feud with his chairman has failed to win a seat in the council's by-election.

Martin Collins has been elected on to Briston Parish Council in a by-election which follows the resignation of David Chambers.

The results of the by-election, released today, show that Mr Collins received 204 votes, 136 more than his only rival Alexander Craske, who received 68.

A total of 14.35pc of those eligible to vote, did so.

We have previously reported on a long-running dispute between Briston Parish Council's chairman Tony Serne and Mr Craske's father, councillor Kevin Craske.

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It came to a head last month when a parish council meeting was abandoned after a heated exchange between the two men.

This came about after Mr Craske snr refused to leave the room when ordered to do so by Mr Serne, so that the council could discuss matters deemed confidential.

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Mr Craske argued at the time that the agenda was not worded correctly and there was no legal reason for him to leave.

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