BNP narrowly beaten in by-election

Friday, 8:30am: THE BNP were within just 16 votes of getting a seat on Lincolnshire County Council following the Boston North West by-election yesterday.

Tory Andrea Jenkyns took the seat which she orginally won in June. The by-election was called after a council blunder meant she shouldn't have been allowed to stand.

Coun Jenkyns received 597 votes, David Owens for the BNP got 581, Pam Kenny for Labour got 204 votes while Michael Shridan-Shinn got 160 for the Lib Dems.

Turnout was just 21 per cent.