Ipswich: New councillor named after by-election

A NEW Ipswich Borough Councillor has been named today following a by-election in the town.

Liberal Democrat candidate Cathy French won the vote in the St Margaret’s ward by-election with a majority of 71 votes.

The turnout was 36pc and the poll was held after the resignation of Conservative councillor Sarah Stokes.

The overall political balance of the 48-member Council is now Labour with 28 seats, the Conservatives holding 15 and five Liberal Democrats.

Full vote:

Cathy French (Liberal Democrat) 942

Stephen Ion (Conservative) 871

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Glen Chisholm (Labour) 439