Robert Gough and Veronica Waters have been elected to the Borough Council of Wellingborough. Robert Gough (Conservative) has been elected to represent the Earls Barton ward and Veronica Waters (Conservative) has been elected to represent the Redwell West ward.
The results of the by-elections were announced at 1am this morning and the two new councillors then signed their acceptance of office declarations to formally appoint them to the borough council.
Speaking after the result was declared, Cllr Gough said: "I am really happy to be elected to serve the village I grew up in. It gives me enormous pride and I am humbled so many people supported me. I won't let them down."
Cllr Waters said: "I am very proud to be elected and I thank everyone for their support. Although I've been around local government for many years it is a new experience to serve on the council. I'm looking forward to meeting people and helping them get their voices heard."
The full result of the by-election for the Earls Barton ward was:
ELDERTON, Debra Jayne, UK Independence Party, 396
GOUGH, Robert Matthew Philip, The Conservative Party Candidate, 626 Elected
JONES, Daniel Joseph, Liberal Democrat, 69
WATTS, Kevin Charles, The Labour Party Candidate, 417
Turnout was 36%
The full result of the by-election for the Redwell West ward was:
BROWN, Elfred Augustus, The Labour Party Candidate, 193
SHIPHAM, Allan James, UK Independence Party, 244
WALKER, Marshall Robert, English Democrats - "Putting England First!" 35
WATERS, Veronica Jane, Conservative Party, 396 Elected
Turnout was 33%
The borough council by-elections were held as a result of the recent death of Cllr Peter Wright and the resignation due to ill health of Cllr John Raymond.
Residents also voted yesterday to elect county councillors in six electoral divisions in the borough. The results of the county council election will be declared later today (Friday 3 May).