Two new Labour councillors have been elected to take over the Carlisle ward of veteran councillor Hugh McDevitt.

In the Carlisle City Council by-election, Lisa Brown was elected as Denton Holme's new councillor after winning 62 per cent of the vote.

Syed Ali, the Conservative candidate, received almost a quarter of the vote, while Robin Morrison for The Green Party and UKIP's Philip Douglas received seven and five per cent, respectively.

The ward's new county councillor is Karen Lockney.

She won a similar share of the vote with 625 people backing her.

Conservative party candidate Geoffrey Osborne received 292 votes, UKIP's Mr Douglas got 46 and Helen Davison for The Green Party received 94.

Mr McDevitt was known by his supporters as Mr Denton Holme and had served his ward since 1995.

He held both the city council and county council seats at the time of his death.

The turnout in both by elections, held on Thursday, was 22 per cent.