Labour wins by-election

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The Labour Party has taken a second seat from the independents on Hemsworth Town Council.

Melanie Jones was appointed to the Kinsley ward after a by-election yesterday (Thursday).

She received 170 votes, compared to independent Alan Curran, who received 76 votes.

The by-election was the second one to be held after independent councillors John Richardson and Peter Hardacre both resigned over the summer.