Lib Dems win Tupton by-election - called after ex-councillor attacked teen

Liberal Democrat candidate David Hancock has won a by-election in Tupton.

Friday, 16th September 2016, 2:16 pm
Updated Tuesday, 4th October 2016, 1:52 pm
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Mr Hancock will represent the ward on North East Derbyshire District Council after getting 340 votes in Wednesday's by-election.

Catherine Goodyer, for Labour, came second with 308 votes; Andrew Lovell, for the Conservatives, came third with 175 votes; Alan Garfitt, for UKIP, came third with 79 votes and Benjamin Marshall, for the British People's Party, came fourth with six votes.

The by-election was triggered following the resignation of former Labour Councillor Wayne Lilleyman, who admitted assaulting a teenager outside a pub.

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