By-election result: Conservatives retain seat previously held by John Cartwright

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Cameron Branston is the new district councillor for Grendon Underwood and Brill after a by-election held following the death of former Aylesbury Vale District Council leader John Cartwright.

Cllr Branston received 326 votes in the by-election, which was held just before Christmas.

Lib Dem candidate Julian Newman got 275 votes while UKIP’s Gary Good got 148.

The by-election saw a turnout of 28.8%, while there were five spoilt papers.

The council is now made-up of:

Conservative - 43

Liberal Democrats- 8

UKIP - 4

Labour: 2

Independent: 2