KATE Wheller has won the Wyke Regis by election in Weymouth for the Labour Party.

She gained 579 votes to beat Helen Mary Glavin of the Conservative Party, who received 486 votes.

Trefor Morgan, of the Liberal Democrats, received 268 votes and Richard Denton–White of the Citizen's Action Party got 111 votes.

The by election was held after the death of former Conservative councillor Doug Hollings earlier this year.

A total of 1445 ballot papers were issued. The turnout was 33.37 per cent.