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Mr Ovenden took the seat, vacated when former councillor Steve Wright stood down in January, with 323 votes.
Mr Ovenden's victory will bring the number of Ash Ind borough councilors back up to full strength, after Cllr Philip Sims took the decision to defect to the Conservatives.
With a turnout of 41% of the total electorate of 1,833 voters, Mr Ovenden took around 43% of the total votes cast.
Of the four other candidates, Ian Richard Cooling (Con) received 240 votes, Elaine Evans (UKIP) 97 votes, Geoffrey Jasper Meaden (Green) 55 votes, Dylan Jones (Lab) 22 votes) and in last place, Kenneth Charles Blanshard (Lib Dem) received 13 votes.
One ballot paper was rejected for being unmarked or wholly void for uncertainty.
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