VOTERS in Bognor Regis went to the polls yesterday (Thursday December 3) to choose three new town councillors.
The byelections in Hotham ward, Marine ward and Orchard ward were caused by the resignations of Paul Wells, Graham Jones and James Young in the past two months.
Martin Smith won Hotham ward for the Liberal Democrats with 263 votes. There was a 16.47 per cent turn out of voters.
The other candidates were: Tony Dixon (UKIP) - 111 votes, David Edwards (Conservative) - 157 votes, Simon Mouatt (Labour) - 79 votes - and Nathan Wyatt (Green) - 28 votes.
Marine ward was won by Martin Lineham for UKIP with 149 votes. The turn out was 14.93 per cent.
Votes for the other candidates were: Stephen Hearn (Lib Dem) - 20, Gary Markwell (Con) - 119, David Meagher (Green) - 23, Martin Radford (Independent) - 87 - and Alison Sharples (Lab) - 143.
Orchard ward was won by Liberal Democrat Kenton Batley with 265 votes. The turn out was 16.57 per cent.
The other candidates were: Charles Hall (Con) - 107 votes, Conrad Meagher (Green) - 25 votes - and Roger Nash (Lab) - 216 votes.
This means the town council, which has 16 members, has five Liberal Democrat members, five independents, four Conservatives, one UKIP and one Labour member.