Leigh Park by-election results

THE Lib Dems won their second seat in Leigh Park in a by-election last night.

Faith Ponsonby from Emsworth won the Battins seat, replacing Tory Jane Rayner, who died earlier this year.

This brought the number of Lib Dem seats back up to four on Tory-dominated Havant Borough Council. It had previously fallen to three after the resignation of Tricia Pearce resigned from Hart Plain ward last month.

Result:

Turnout: 20.27 per cent.

Faith Ponsonby (Lib Dem): 401 votes

Wendy Osgood (Cons): 264 votes

Ralph Cousins (Lab): 236 votes

Louise Palmer (Green): 55 votes