Labour has won the City Council by-election in the Wollaton West Ward.

Cate Woodward is the new councillor polling 2193 votes and winning with a majority of 243.

Conservative candidate Paul Brittain was second with 1950 votes. The seat had previously been held by Councillor Georgina Culley, the Leader of the Conservative Group at the City Council, who died in November last year.

The result means Labour has increased its majority at the City Council and now has 52 councillors while the Conservatives have two. There is one independent councillor.

The full result of the by-election is as follows:

Cate Woodward (Labour) – 2193 votes – ELECTED

Paul Jonathan Brittain (Conservative) – 1950

Tony Bernard Sutton (Liberal Democrat) – 237

Adam Fergus McGregor (Green) – 72

David Laurence Bishop (Bus-Pass Elvis Party) – 41

Electorate – 11,184

Turnout – 40.25%