Northumberland County Council election latest: Jeff retains seat by tightest of margins

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Conservative Jeff Watson has retained his Amble West with Warkworth ward – by just one vote.

In what was an incredibly close affair, Coun Watson secured 432 votes, edging out Lib Dem Julie Porksen (431 votes).

UKIP’s Leslie Bilboe (260 votes), independent Ann Burke (222 votes) and Labour’s Paul Claridge (213 votes) also missed out.

The percentage turnout for Amble West with Warkworth was 45.5 per cent.