Just 8 per cent turn out for vote

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Only eight per cent of voters turned out to the polls on Thursday, July 26.

Electors on the town’s Hill Ward were asked to select a new member of the town council.

The result was:

Keith Simpson (independent) 179 - elected

Zeshan Hussain (Labour) 116

Beverley Rundell (independent) 63.

There were 363 ballots issued, out of a total electorate, meaning turnout was 8.55 per cent.