Nascot’s new Liberal Democrat councillor has spoken of her joy at reclaiming the party’s seat at yesterday’s by election.

Jeanette Aron praised her campaign team after winning a tightly-contested election by 203 votes and said she would work hard for her new constituents.

She said: “It is great. I was working with a great team so it made it quite easy.

“Anything to do with the ward, I will be there for them."

The 47-year-old mother-of-four beat off close competition from the Conservatives who won 818 votes in the ballot.

The by-election was called after the ward’s previous Lib Dem councillor, Andrew Forrest, stood down to take a job abroad.

The result was the Lib Dems third electoral success in a row in Nascot, a ward which used to be dominated by the Conservatives.

It now has two Liberal Democrats and one Conservative councillor representing it at Watford Town Hall.

Last night Labour scrapped in at third place, after beating the Green Party by a single vote. The parties polled 134 and 133 votes respectively.