Labour’s Ian Venables won the Margate Central seat in yesterday’s (August 3) by-election.
Ian reportedly took 58% of the poll with 454 votes. Tory challenger Reece Pugh polled 190.
The election saw a 21% turn out.
Ian Venables Labour 454
John Finnegan Lib Dems 33
Bernard Kirkham Greens 23
Dean McCastree Independent 24
Liz Plewis UKIP 52
Reece Pugh Conservative 190
Pip Rees Independent 13
The result further contributes to the hung council at Thanet where UKIP lost the majority after Beverly Martin‘s defection to the Conservative Party last month.
The council now has 27 UKIP; 21 Conservative; 6 Labour; 2 Independent Group councillors, making a total of 56.