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Poole council still hung after Branksome East by-election
10:26am Friday 16th November 2012 in News
There is no political change at Borough of Poole following the results of the Branksome East by-election.
The council remains hung following the election of Conservative candidate Jane Thomas, following the resignation of fellow Tory Stephen Rollo-Smith earlier in the year.
She polled 553 votes in Thursday's by-election, Liberal Democrat Jenny Paton had 254, Peter Portnoi of Poole People had 245, Diana Butler of UKIP 132, Labour candidate Hazel Malcolm-Walker 104, and William Kimmet of the British National Party 28.
The official turnout was 27.58 per cent. There are 21 Conservative, 18 Liberal Democrat and 3 Poole People members.