UKIP hold on to Chatteris Cambridgeshire County Council seat...just
UKIP’s Richard Mandley scraped home to hold on to the party’s Chatteris Cambridgeshire County Council seat by just 10 votes over the Tories in yesterday’s by-election.
Nigel Farage’s party was defending a slim majority of just five from the 2013 elections.
But Conservative Alan Melton was unable to win the seat from UKIP despite a strong challenge in the contest following the death of previous UKIP councillor Sandra Rylance in August following losing her fight against an inoperable brain tumour.
Voting was: Richard Mandley (United Kingdom Independence Party) 600, Alan Melton (Con) 590, John Freeman (Lib Dem), 274.