Conservative Michelle Tanfield has been elected as the new representative on Fenland District Council for Elm and Christchurch.
Michelle beat second place UKIP candidate Alan Burbridge by just 67 votes to win the seat in the by-election poll held yesterday (Thursday) to find a replacement for long-serving councillor Mac Cotterell, who died in October.
Mr Cotterell had been a district councillor since 1979 and was regarded as a true elder statesmen for the area having served on Elm Parish Council for many years and was chairman for 20 years.
He was Fenland leader for 10 years and was chairman for three years.
The full results for yesterday’s election are: Trevor Brookman, Liberal Democrat - 27 votes, Alan Burbridge, UKIP - 234 votes, Dean Reeves, Labour - 51 votes, Michelle Tanfield, Conservative - 301 votes, Phil Webb, Independent - 73 votes.
Therefore, Michelle Tanfield was duly elected.
The turnout was 17.9%.