Conservatives win East Northants by-election

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Nearly half the electorate turned out to elect a new councillor for East Northamptonshire.

The by-election for the Prebendal Ward, which covers villages to the north of Oundle, was a straight fight between Labour’s Alan Robert Brookfield and Conservative Annabel Lucy De Capell Brooke.

The Tory candidate won by 729 votes to 151 on a turnout of 49.6 per cent.