The Conservatives have won a by-election for the Crawley Borough Council seat of Maidenbower.
After last year’s election elections Labour had 20 councillors compared to 17 for the Tories.
Ken Trussell, a Conservative borough councillor, stepped down earlier this year and a by-election was held yesterday (Thursday May 4) at the same time as the county council elections.
Conservative candidate Nigel Boxall has been elected with 1,377 votes, more than three times his nearest challenger.
The results were: Paul Cummings, Liberal Democrat 178 votes,
Morgan Flack, Labour 413 votes,
Allan Griffiths, UKIP 100 votes,
Richard Kail, Green Party 48 votes.
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