Party wins closely-fought Northam by-election

A BY-election for a seat on Northam Town Council has been won by UKIP candidate Kenny Davis.

Mr Davis has been elected to the parish council after polling 37 per cent of the votes (314) in yesterday’s (Thursday’s) closely-fought contest, held following the resignation of Maria Bailey.

Independent candidate David Berryman received 33 per cent (280), while Conservative James Jackson polled 29 per cent (245).

The turnout was 18.87 per cent.

Mr Davis has thanked his supporters in a letter to the Gazette: “I will give this office my utmost dedication in matters arising in Northam and have the courage to take that one small step towards an independent country that has for too long eluded us.”