A DROITWICH businesswoman has been voted onto Wychavon District Council following the by-election in the Droitwich East ward.
Conservative Karen Tomalin is known by many as The Big Bra Lady after launching her Bras 2U business in Droitwich four-and-a-half years ago.
She also worked in Droitwich for the five years before that.
Karen polled 495 votes – 320 more than Labour candidate Jacqueline Ann O’Reilly who finished second. Third was UKIP’s Andrew Roger Morgan with 171 votes and fourth was Rory Leslie Roberson (Lib Dem) who received 108 votes.
The seat was left vacant following the death of former mayor Glenise Noyes and the turn-out was 22.13 per cent.
The result means Wychavon District Council is now made up of 39 Conservatives, five Liberal Democrats and one UKIP councillor.
Karen thanked everyone who voted for her and said: “It was quite a safe Conservative seat, but you never know what is going to happen so we did not get complacent.
“I’m delighted to have won.
“The turn-out was not as high as the previous one because we did not have the draw of the general election.”
She will now undertake her training in the coming weeks and be mentored by some of the more established councillors.
Tonight (Monday), Karen Tomalin is also in the running to be co-opted onto Droitwich Town Council.