Northumberland County Council election latest: Victory for veteran councillor

John Taylor
John Taylor

Long-serving councillor John Taylor has held on to his Longhoughton seat.

Standing as an independent, he grabbed 705 votes.

His nearest competitor was Conservative David Rixon, with 315 votes.

Others to miss out were Ian Sutherland (independent), 184 votes, and UKIP’s Geoff Watson (178 votes).

The percentage turnout for the Longhoughton ward was 43 per cent.