Lynda Russell-Cairns won the Rockwell Green by-election yesterday by a tiny margin, with two candidates tied for second place just six votes behind the Conservative.
Russell-Cairns polled 118 votes, with Kieran Canham (Labour) Nick Smith (Independent) both receiving 112 each. Mark Lithgow (Lib Dem) was fourth on 74 votes.
Turnout was 21%. The result increases the overall Conservative control of Wellington town council.