Conservative Rob Thomas has eased to victory in the Kent County Council by-election for the Canterbury North division.
The 36-year-old financial manager beat the Lib Dems into second and Labour into third, thereby retaining the seat for the Conservatives.
Mr Thomas is already a city councillor for Chartham and Stone Street and joins his father Ian Thomas as both a city and county councillor.
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He said: “I ran the campaign on local issues, but of course on the doorstep a lot of people wanted to talk about Brexit.
“However, on what was a tough day for our party nationally, I’m grateful people still came out to vote for us.”
The by-election was prompted by the death of Conservative John Simmonds.
The full results are:
- Robert Thomas (Conservative): 1,355
- Alex Lister (Lib Dem) :756
- Ben Hickman (Labour): 660
- Henry Stanton (Green Party): 157
- Joe Egerton (Independent): 155
- Joe Simons (Ukip): 120