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Dudley Council seat held by Tories

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The Conservatives have kept control of a seat on Dudley Council which was left vacant after the death of a popular councillor.

The Conservatives have kept control of a seat on Dudley Council which was left vacant after the death of a popular councillor.

Voters went to the polls in a by-election yesterday and Tory candidate Colin Elcock was elected as councillor for Norton in Stourbridge.

The seat had previously been held by Tory councillor Angus Adams, who died suddenly in April aged 67.

Councillor Adams was Dudley's regeneration chief and chairman of the West Midlands transport authority Centro.The Tories had been looking to keep hold of the seat which was won by Councillor Adams in 2000.

Mr Elcock received 1,375 votes while Labour's Rashid Adnan got 633.Christopher Bramall, who represented the Liberal Democrats received 259, UKIP's Glen Wilson got 229, The Green Party's Benjamin Sweeney got 143 and the National Front's Kevin Inman got 47.

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