'Straw draw' decides Northumberland seat
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Local election results: 'Straw draw' decides council seat

The winner of a local council seat has been decided in an unusual way after two recounts failed to produce a winner.

At South Blyth, in Northumberland, the candidates drew straws after they received exactly the same number of votes.

The Lib Dem pulled the longer straw - denying the Tories overall control of the council.

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