New County Councillor elected for Frome North

Residents of the Frome North division have elected Conservative candidate Linda Oliver as their new Somerset County Councillor.

Some 2,388 people made their way to polling stations between 7am and 10pm on Thursday to vote – a turn-out of 33% of the local electorate.

Counting began at 10pm last night after polling booths closed. The results were as follows:

Adrian Dobinson – Independent        139

Damon John Hooton – Lib Dem         836

Linda Oliver – Conservative             1,111

Catherine Richardson – Labour         163

Les Spalding – Green                        139

The by-election was held to elect one new member to the Council after a seat was left vacant following the recent resignation of Sam Phripp.

To view an updated county map following the result, split by political party, please click here: http://www1.somerset.gov.uk/council/election/2013/default.asp