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Gary Harding elected to Meopham North ward at Gravesham by-election

PUBLISHED: 15:46 23 October 2017 | UPDATED: 12:37 24 October 2017

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The new councillor was elected last week

Gary Harding, new councillor for Meopham North ward Gary Harding, new councillor for Meopham North ward

The results of a by-election to replace former council leader John Cubitt following his death earlier this year have been revealed.

Four major parties contested for the Meopham North seat, which Cllr Cubitt had represented since May 2007.

Despite resigning from his role as leader due to ill health in March, the 75-year-old continued to represent the ward until his death in August.

Following the death of the well-loved councillor, a by-election was called and held on Thursday, October 19.

The results are:

Gary John Harding: The Conservative Party - 721 votes (64 per cent) Elected.

John Richard Death: Liberal Democrats - 192 votes (17 per cent) Not elected.

Douglas Christie: The Labour Party - 155 votes (14 per cent) Not elected.

Tina Brooker: UKIP - 59 votes (5 per cent) - Not elected.

Cllr Harding joins Julia Burgoyne as the ward’s elected representative at Gravesham Borough Council.

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