Tories win by-election in Somerset's Sedgmoor district

The Conservatives have won a seat previously held by Labour at a by-election for Sedgemoor district council in Somerset.

The seat in Woolavington ward became vacant following the death of Labour group leader Roger Lavers in July.

Conservative Alison Hamlin polled 264 votes, the Liberal Democrats' Tina Marsh came second with 184 and Labour's Ian Tucker was third with 141 votes.

One ballot paper was rejected and the turnout was 33%.

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