North Walsham Town Council by-election result

North Walsham town sign.

North Walsham town sign. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE - Credit: Archant

North Walsham's newest town councillor is Andrew Richard Harris, who beat fellow candidate Paul Oakes in a by-election for a vacancy on the council's North ward.

Mr Harris gained 304 votes compared to the 114 polled by Mr Oakes, a former North Walsham Town Council member.

The by-election, held on January 19, was called following the resignation of Tony Thirtle.

Out of a possible electorate of 3,155 voters, 424 ballot papers were issued. The turnout was 13.41pc. There were a total of six spoilt papers.

Mr Harris, who is known as Richard, will join his fellow North Walsham Town Council members at their first full council meeting of 2017, on Tuesday January 31 at 7pm.

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