LABOUR'S Jeff Kenner won yesterday's by-election in Shipston.
He takes over the Shipston seat on Stratford District Council vacated by Conservative Jonathan Gullis who resigned earlier this year.
Councillor Kenner won with 613 votes, beating Liberal Democrat Laura Nelson who polled 575 votes and Conservatives Marion Lowe who registered 431.
The resignation of Coun Gullis proved controversial in Shipston as he resigned just three hours too late for the by-election to be held on the same day as the recent PCC elections which would have saved taxpayers more than £5,000.
Turnout was 39.56 per cent.
For more on this story see next week's Cotswold Journal.