LIBERAL Democrat Adam Carter has won the party’s first seat on Rotherham Borough Council since 2001.
Dr Carter was elected in the Brinsworth and Catcliffe ward by-election with 2,000 votes — a 50 per cent swing.
He replaces disgraced former Labour councillor Andrew Roddison who resigned after being convicted of sexual assault in December.
In Dinnington, Labour’s John Vjestica gained the UKIP seat with 670 votes (15 per cent swing).
Results in full:
Brinsworth and Catcliffe
Shaba Ahmed (Labour) 519
Adam Jonathon Carter (Lib Dem) 2,000 — ELECTED
John Lester Oliver (Conservative) 91
Steven Webster (UKIP) 389
Rebecca Louise Whyman (Green) 30
Turnout 31.97 per cent
Charles David Dowsing (Green) 79
Jean Hart (Independent) 180
Lee James Hunter (UKIP) 303
Christopher Norman Middleton (Conservative) 238
Steven Scott (Independent) 81
David Smith (Independent) 232
Stephen James Thornley (Lib Dem) 75
John Vjestica (Labour) 670 — ELECTED
Turnout 19.37 per cent