Labour win in Rothwell and Desborough

the scene at the riverside polling station off sugar way as a quiet start to local election voting took place
the scene at the riverside polling station off sugar way as a quiet start to local election voting took place

Labour candidates won seats on Desborough and Rothwell town councils following the results of by-elections on Thursday, July 19.

Benjamin James King was elected to the Loatland Ward in Desborough with 433 votes. Rival candidates were Daniel Thomas Howes (Con) with 382 votes, Kevin John Sills (English Democrats) with 152 votes, Clive Richard Skinner (BNP) with 64 votes and Philip Donald Rice (Lib Dem) with 38 votes.

Turnout was 25.2 per cent.

Kathleen Margaret Draper (Lab) was elected to the Trinity Ward in Rothwell with 454 votes. She beat Michelle Ann Johnston (Con) with 374 votes and Alan James Window (Lib Dem) with 26 votes.

Turnout was 27.6 per cent.