Jane Thomas has been elected as councillor to represent the Branksome East ward in Poole following a by-election.
The votes cast in the by-election, held on Thursday 15 November 2012, were:
Candidate Party Votes
Diana Mary BUTLER UK Independence Party 132
William KIMMET British National Party 28
Hazel MALCOLM-WALKER Labour 104
Jenny PATON Liberal Democrat 254
Peter PORTNOI Poole People 245
Jane THOMAS Conservative 553
The official turnout for the by-election was 27.58 per cent.
The result means the council remains in no overall control. There are 21 Conservative, 18 Liberal Democrat and 3 Poole People members.
The by-election followed the resignation of Cllr Stephen Rollo-Smith(Conservative).
Branksome East is served by two councillors. The other councillor representing the ward is Cllr Karen Rampton (Conservative).
Borough of Poole has 42 councillors representing 16 wards.