Counting of the votes in the Kent County Council Canterbury North by-election has finished with the Conservatives holding the seat.
Following the count at the Westgate Hall, Robert Thomas was elected as the KCC councillor for the division with 1,355 votes.
Six candidates were on the ballot in yesterday’s election.
The by-election was called following the death of John Simmonds.
Second place went to Liberal Democrat candidate Alex Lister with 756 votes; third went to Labour Party candidate Ben Hickman with 660 votes.
Henry Stanton of the Green Party received 157 votes; Independent candidate Joe Egerton received 155 votes and UKIP candidate Joe Simons received 120 votes.
The turnout was 26%.
|Robert James Thomas||Conservative||1355||42%||Elected|
|Alex Lister||Liberal Democrat||756||24%||Not elected|
|Ben Hickman||Labour||660||21%||Not elected|
|Henry Stanton||Green Party||157||5%||Not elected|
|Joe Egerton||Independent||155||5%||Not elected|
|Joe Simons||UK Independence Party||120||4%||Not elected|
|Number of ballot papers issued||3,210|
|Number of ballot papers rejected||7|
|Robert James Thomas||42%||Elected|
|Alex Lister||24%||Not elected|
|Ben Hickman||21%||Not elected|
|Henry Stanton||5%||Not elected|
|Joe Egerton||5%||Not elected|
|Joe Simons||4%||Not elected|
Share of 1st vote (%)
|Robert James Thomas||42|
|Unmarked or void for uncertainty||6|
|Voting for more candidates than entitled||1|