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The county council division of Kendal Strickland & Fell has been held by the Liberal Democrats following yesterday's by-election which was triggered by the death in March of the former South Lakeland District Council Leader and county councillor Brendan Jameson.
John McCreesh is the new county councillor for Kendal Strickland & Fell after securing 1,157 votes.
The results for other candidates were as follows
Paul Braithwaite (Labour) 542
Patrick Birchall (Conservative) 268
Malcolm Nightingale (UKIP) 110
Turnout was 42.1%
The result means Cumbria County Council consists of 38 Conservative members, 25 Labour members, 14 Liberal Democrat members, 4 Independent members, 2 Genuine Independent members and 1 vacancy.