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Greens triumphant in Leominster South by-election
Updated 12:35pm Friday 18th July 2014 in News
THE Green Party claimed a seat from the Conservatives at last night's Leominster South by-election.
Town councillor Jenny Bartlett won a seat on Herefordshire Council after receiving 384 votes.
Tory candidate Wayne Rosser came second with 222 votes and Independent candidate Angela Pendleton took 198 votes.
UKIP's candidate Elizabeth Portman-Lewis claimed 111 votes while Labour candidate Emma Pardoe received 99.
And Jane Lacey, also a Green Party candidate, claims a seat on Leominster Town Council after taking 726 votes.
The Leominster South by-election was triggered by the death of Tory councillor Roger Hunt after a long illness.
In Ledbury, It's Our County secured a seat on Herefordshire Council with town councillor and former mayor Terry Widdows receiving 835 votes.
It means that the Conservatives have lost their majority on Herefordshire Council.