The Conservative Party has retained the Burbage Sketchley & Stretton ward in the Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council by-election. David MacDonald, a racecourse director who turned 55 on the day of the poll, was the winning candidate in a close fought race.
David MacDonald said, "It was probably the strangest birthday I've ever had. Getting up at 7am and pounding the streets; we must have visited 700 houses and knocked on door after door. I had one hour's sleep and then got up to go to the count.
“I am very pleased with the result as I stood very much on local issues and I am committed fully to standing up for people of Burbage."