Conservatives hold Wrentham ward in by-election

THE Conservatives have held Wrentham ward in a by-election held yesterday to Waveney District Council.

The successful Conservative candidate Craig Rivett had a majority of 83 over Labour in the election which attracted five candidates.

Craig polled 335 votes, Labour 252, UK Independence Party 156, Liberal Democrat 46 and Green Party 40. Turnout was 46.04%. The vy-election was caused by the resignation of Dr Martin Parsons for business reasons.

Although Wrentham ward - which includes surrounding villages including Wangford, Stoven and Brampton - is part of Waveney district, it falls in the Suffolk Coastal Parliamentary constituency.

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