Independent candidate wins Town Council by election

New Sleaford Town Councillor for the Westholme Ward, Anthony Brand (centre), with fellow councillors Steve Clegg (left) and Keith Dolby (right). Photo: Dominic Righini-Brand EMN-150412-113839001

New Sleaford Town Councillor for the Westholme Ward, Anthony Brand (centre), with fellow councillors Steve Clegg (left) and Keith Dolby (right). Photo: Dominic Righini-Brand EMN-150412-113839001

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Sleaford Town Council has a new councillor for the Westholme Ward.

A by election was held yesterday (Thursday) to fill the vacant seat left when Steve Fields resigned.

Independent candidate Anthony Brand has been duly elected with 229 votes compared to Labour’s Flo Ormesher who received 64 votes.

According to a spokesman for the election’s Returning Officer, voter turnout was 15.92 per cent and no ballot papers were rejected.