Conservative Claire Dowling won the Uckfield seat on East Sussex County Council in elections held yesterday.
She won 928 votes, 32.3% of the total cast.
Liberal Democrat Paul Sparks who previously held the seat received 880 votes, 30.7% of the total.
John Horlock, Labour, won 298 votes and Mike Mayo, UK Independence won 764 votes.
The total possible votes was 8885 and 32% of people turned out to vote.