UKIP bagged a second seat on Boston Borough Council last night, with Tiggs Keywood-Wainwright winning the Fenside ward by-election.
Coun Keywood-Wainwright was one of five UKIP candidates in Boston to win seats on Lincolnshire County Council in May and she followed up her success in Boston North by winning Elliott Fountain’s former borough seat.
Mr Fountain was kicked off the council for failing to turn up to meetings for six months.
Yesterday just 412 people cast their ballot out of an electorate of 3,015, meaning the turnout was just 13.66 per cent.
The result in full was: Ben Cook (Labour) 75, Daniel Elkington (Conservative) 87, Alan Taylor (Lib Dem) 87, Tiggs Keywood-Wainwright 162.
Coun Keywood-Wainwright joins fellow UKIP councillor Bob McAuley on the borough council, which is run by the leading Tory group.