December 13 2013 Latest news:
Safira Ali, Senior reporter
Friday, December 7, 2012
Brentwood Lib Dems have gained a new seat after winning the Shenfield by-election last night.
Liz Cohen won with 728 votes. She was closely followed by Conservative candidate Stephen May with 557 votes, David Watt for UKIP with 119 votes, and Richard Millwood for Labour with 31.
The turnout was 33.4 per cent.
The seat was vacated by Tory Cllr Lionel Lee in October after he stood down to care for his wife who is ill.
A landlady locked herself upstairs whilst “fearless” burglars smashed apart five fruit machines in her pub – this was the second raid in the area in half an hour.