Devon by-election sees success for Liberal Democrats
The Liberal Democrats have beaten the Conservatives in a Devon by-election.
Voter turn out was 59% for the Ipplepen seat on Teignbridge District Council and the result saw a swing of 34% for the Liberal Democrats.
Alistair Dewhirst won the seat, resulting in the council now consisting of 21 Liberal Democrats, 18 Conservatives and seven independents.
The by-election followed the death of Conservative councillor Vic Elliott, 87, in a tractor accident on his farm.