Conservative Nitesh Hirani elected councillor for Kenton East

Nitesh Hirani was today announced as the winner of yesterday’s by-election in Kenton East Ward, winning the seat for the Conservative Party.

He received 1,585 votes ahead of 1,328 votes for Labour’s Nishit Patel, 65 votes for Liberal Democrat Annabel Croft and 54 votes for UKIP’s Herbert Crossman.

The turnout for the by-election was 36.7%

The by-election occurred following the death of Labour Cllr Mitzi Green.