Sunday, 12 February 2017

UKIP gain Tendring District Council seat

UKIP won an important by-election on Tendring District Council on Thursday to bring the local UKIP group within one seat of the ruling Conservatives.

Cllr Mike Bush took the previously independent-held seat of Great & Little Oakley and brings the tally to 22 UKIP councillors. The Conservatives are clinging to a precarious grasp on power with 23 councillors.

Mike BushUKIP21636.8%+14.1%
Andy ErskineConservative17129.1%+1.5%
Robert ShephardLabour11719.9%+5.5%
Matthew BensilumLib Dem8314.1%+14.1%