Liberal Democrats won yesterday's by-election in Epping Forest district, in results announced last night.

Lib Dem candidate Kim Adams won 607 of the votes to win the Epping Hemnall by-election with the district council citing a 28.5 per cent turnout.

The by-election follows the death of Conversative councillor and former mayor, Ken Avey, in June.

His son Nigel Avey was attempting to take over his father's role but the Conservative candidate only got 386 votes.

Andrew Smith for UKIP got 339 votes and Anna Widdup for the Green Party got 69.