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Councillor wins by-election to join Shildon Town Council
11:47am Friday 20th December 2013 in News
A FORMER councillor has been re-elected to Shildon Town Council seven months after he stood down from the authority.
Councillor David Gordon won a by-election yesterday (Thursday, December 19) to take over the seat left vacant by the death of Councillor Theda Bannister.
Coun Gordon, who won 208 votes as a Labour candidate, stood down from the town council at the last election in May due to personal reasons.
His wife Councillor Muriel Gordon is also a member of the town council.
The only other candidate for the seat, George Lewis, stood as an Independent and gained 199 votes.
There was a 16 per cent voting turn-out.
Coun Bannister, a Labour member and Shildon’s deputy mayor, died of pneumonia in October after five years of serving the town.
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