Labour's Katie Vause wins Bracebridge ward by-election
Labour's Katie Vause has won the City of Lincoln Council Bracebridge ward by-election.
The seat became vacant after former council leader Darren Grice was removed due to poor attendance records.
Turnout was 25.7 per cent and Labour's winning margin was 97 votes after Ms Vause polled 577 votes.
David Denman of the Conservatives was second with 480 votes, Elaine Warde of UKIP polled 345, Ross Pepper of the Liberal Democrats 75 and Karen Williams of TUSC polled 14.
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"It feels brilliant to have won and I am really thankful to everybody who voted for me," said Ms Vause.
"It is also a real positive to have gained the seat from the Conservatives. To make progress for Labour is really pleasing.
"I knocked on as many doors as possible during the campaign as I wanted to get to know the issues that mattered to the people.
"They were concerned about their local libraries and also wanted to look at a reintroduction of an evening bus service in the Brant Road area, so I will be looking to work on them.
"It is now onwards and upwards and I can't wait to get going."
Labour now has 25 seats on the authority, with the Conservatives holding eight seats.