Conservatives retain Mansfield's Oakham ward following by-election and overnight count

The Conservatives have retained a ward on Mansfield District Council following a by-election after the former councillor resigned his seat.

Friday, 7th May 2021, 10:21 am

Lee Anderson stepped down as Oakham ward councillor recently, after being elected as MP for Ashfield.

Following an overnight count, Robert Philip Elliman (Conservative) has been elected with a turn-out of 42.1 per cent, and a total of 428 votes.

Here are the other candidates:

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Mansfield District Council

Kevin John Brown – Mansfield Independents – 104 votes;

Lauren Nichelle Kimberley – Independent – 69 votes;

Michelle Swordy – Labour – 228 votes.

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