A new Conservative councillor has been elected following a by-election in Bromley.

Tory councillor David Wibberley stood down after just six months earlier this year triggering an election in his ward of Kelsey and Eden Park.

The former councillor was forced to resign following job relocation.

Voters headed to polling stations yesterday, November 29, to choose their replacement representative.

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Christine Harris, Conservative, won the election with 1,626 votes, besting Labour’s Marie Elizabeth Bardsley who received 1,046.

Julie Ireland, Liberal Democrats, came third with 633, followed by Ukip candidate Graham Reakes and the Green Party’s Paul Enock.

The turnout for the election was 29.17 per cent.

Cllr Harris will join other Conservative councillors in the ward Peter Leslie Dean and Diane Helen Smith.

Bromley Council is made up of eight opposition Labour councillors, 50 Conservatives and two independents representing Biggin Hill.