Labour retain Ladywell in by-election

Carl Handley (Labour) has won this evening's count in the Ladywell by-election.

A councillor from 2002-06, he succeeds outgoing Councillor Tim Shand (also Labour) and ensures that Ladywell remains exclusively Labour.

Sue Luxton reports the final count as follows:

Lab 1231
Green 1041
Lib Dem 314
PB4P 233
Conservative 153