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Dorset Elections 2014: Ukip win first seat on Weymouth & Portland Council

By DavidBol  |  Posted: May 23, 2014

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Weymouth and Portland Council remains in No Overall Control – but Ukip gained its first ever councillor in the district.

Francis Drake defeated Liberal Democrat candidate Ray Banham and Conservative Roger Costello to give Nigel Farage’s party victory in Melcombe Regis – which had the lowest turn-out in the district with 27 per cent.

Labour gained three seats with Gareth Rockingham, Penelope McCartney and Robert Martin making the party the largest group with 15 seats overall.

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