Conservative candidate wins close Melton Council by-election

Conservative candidate Tim Webster has been elected as a new councillor for Melton Dorian Ward following a by-election yesterday (Thursday).

Friday, 12th November 2021, 8:40 am
Tim Webster,, newly-elected councillor for the Melton Dorian for Melton Borough Council EMN-211011-110413001

In a close run ballot, Mr Webster polled 362 votes to see of the challenge of Labour candidate Sarah Cox, who claimed 284 votes.

The councillor is a trustee of the town estate and for many years was an auctioneer and manager at the town’s livestock market.

Turnout for the election - which was called following resignation due to health issues by Tory Alan Pearson - was just 15 per cent.

Melton Dorian Ward is also represented by Independent Pat Cumbers and Green Party representative Phillip Wood.