IT'S Our County have triumphed in Ledbury's by-election, claiming a seat previously occupied by the Conservatives.

Town councillor and former mayor Terry Widdows secured his place on the county council after winning the by-election which was prompted by the death of Cllr Peter Watts in May.

Cllr Widdows saw off Conservative rival Cllr Allen Conway, another former Ledbury mayor, and Paul Stanford from UKIP.

"I'm overjoyed that Ledbury has decided to vote for change," he said.

"They are sending a clear message."

He said one of his priorities was the town's streetscene, including grass cutting.