|Whissendine windmill © Kate Jewell|
Kevin Thomas (Lib Dems) 265
The Ukip candidate was Marietta King, who has twice been their general election candidate in Harborough.
Her intervention took a few votes from the Conservatives, but otherwise the result was more or less unchanged from October 2014 when Sam Asplin gained the seat for the Lib Dems in another by-election. He was forced to stand down by poor health.
Rather impressively, there was a 40 per cent turn out, with no spoilt papers.
Martin Brookes has a photo of the victorious Lib Dem candidate.
Incidentally, Lord Bonkers played no part in this triumph. I sent his latest diary off to Liberator last night and it seems he has been in the US state of New Rutland for the Primaries.