Tory victory

The Tories were victorious in yesterday’s by-election for seats on Fenland District and Wisbech Town councils following the death last year of councillor Bruce Wegg, of Wisbech.

Wisbech deputy mayor Samantha Hoy has added a seat on Fenland District to her political portfolio after topping the poll for the Hill Ward with 319 votes.

Dean Reeves, Labour, polled 110 and John White, Independent 105.

Wisbech Town Council welcomes newcomer Michelle Tanfield after topping the poll with 310 votes followed by Dean Reeves 112 and John White 111.

Turnout for both elections was 12.7 percent.