Northumberland County Council election latest: Huge win in Rothbury

Independent candiate Steven Bridgett.
Independent candiate Steven Bridgett.

Liberal Democrat Steven Bridgett has secured the Rothbury ward with a huge majority.

The youngster received a staggering 1,544 votes, compared to runner-up Brian Hesler (Conservative) who got 540 votes.

In third position was Labour’s Thelma Morse, with 95 votes.

The percentage turnout for Rothbury was 54.2 per cent – the largest in north Northumberland.