Dobbie voted back onto town council

DAVE Dobbie has been elected onto Gainsborough Town Council to represent the North West ward of the town.

Coun Dobbie, a Liberal Democrat, took 56 per cent of the votes in Thursday’s by-election, which saw 472 people at the ballot box.

He was standing against UK Independence Party candidate John Beaver who lost out by 64 votes, with 46 per cent.

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Officials said two ballot papers were voided because they were spoiled.

Voting turnout was just 12 per cent of the total number of people registered to vote.

• For more on this story see next week’s Gainsborough Standard, out Thursday 3rd May.