Jesse Norman (MP for Hereford & Herefordshire South) has congratulated Ann-Marie Probert on becoming the first Conservative councillor for Newton Farm, after she won the By Election yesterday.

Ann said. ā€œThank you to the residents of Newton Farm who have listened and trusted me with their vote, I am humbled by it. With certainty I will carry on listening and work on behalf of all residents in the ward.ā€

There was also a huge response to the news on social media, with many congratulating Ann-Marie on her victory, but many people were also shocked that an area of the city that ā€˜never voted blueā€™ had decided to vote and elect a Conservative councillor.

Newton Farm is one of the most deprived areas in the United Kingdom but Ann-Marieā€™s main promise was to push hard for a Western Bypass of Hereford and thatā€™s whatā€™s believed to have swayed the minds of many voters in the area.