Conservatives keep majority after holding seat

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The Conservatives have maintained their majority on Desborough Town Council after triumphing in a by-election yesterday (Thursday).

Daniel Howes joins the 12-member council after being elected to represent the St Giles ward, replacing Phil Malin, who died in the summer.

Mr Howes picked up 473 votes, with Labour’s Richard Garvie finishing second on 385 votes.

Kelly Farrant, standing for UKIP, was third with 198 votes, the Liberal Democrat candidate Alan Window was fourth and Clive Skinner of the BNP came fifth.

Daniel Howes (Con): 473 (42.2 per cent)

Richard Garvie (Lab): 385 (34.3 per cent)

Kelly Farrant (UKIP): 198 (17.6 per cent)

Alan Window (LD): 47 (4.1 per cent)

Clive Skinner (BNP): 19 (1.7 per cent)

Turnout: 28 per cent.