Second year student elected as Councillor

Ben McGilvray, a second year History student, has won the by-election in Wroxham ward, part of the Broadland District Council in Norfolk. He will represent the Liberal Democrats on the council.

Despite only being 19 and still studying in York, McGilvray convincingly won the by-election with 63.5% of the vote, with the Conservatives trailing with 22.5% and UKIP gaining 8%. Labour and the Greens were left battling for fourth and fifth positions.

The result now leaves the Broadland District Council with 35 Conservative councillors, 11 Liberal Democrats and one independent. The turnout for the by-election was 38 percent.