Cherry is announced the winner in Midhurst by-election

The new county councillor for Midhurst has been named.

John Cherry has been named the victor after a by-election was held for the division on Thursday, November 15.

Mr Cherry, the Conservative Party candidate, won with 1,410.

Also running was Douglas Denny, for the UK Independence Party - he received 392 votes.

In total, from an electorate of 8,803, the percentage who voted was 21.47%.

See the full story in the Midhurst and Petworth Observer, out on Thursday, November 22.