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New councillor elected for Anstey

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Paul Baines (Con) has been elected as the new ward councillor for Anstey following a by-election on Thursday, December 20.

Cllr Baines secured 523 votes while Labour candidate Glyn McAllister secured 507 votes. The turnout was 18.84%.

The by-election was called following the sad death of Cllr John Sutherington.

It leaves the political make-up of the borough council as:

  • 42 Conservative 
  • 9 Labour 
  • One Independent