Berkshire

Eton College teacher elected Royal borough councillor

George Fussey
Image caption George Fussey has lived in Eton for 25 years

An Eton College teacher has won a council seat in the Berkshire borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.

Liberal Democrat George Fussey was elected in a by-election for Eton and Castle ward, following the resignation of Conservative Liam Maxwell.

Mr Fussey won on Thursday night with 208 votes, beating Tory candidate Adam Demeter who had 182 votes.

The ward is the smallest in the borough, with an electorate of 1,574, and is represented by one councillor.

Mr Fussey has lived in Eton for 25 years and is also a governor at Windsor Girls' School.

He is the second Liberal Democrat to join the royal borough, which is otherwise made up of 50 Conservative councillors, four independents and one councillor representing a residents' association.

Mr Maxwell stepped down to take a position in the Cabinet Office.

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