The Conservatives have held their seat in Emmbrook North – by just 21 votes.
We understand that their share of the vote dropped 10% but it still enabled them to hold on.
In the by-election, Sanjay Oderda won with 470 votes.
In second place was Liberal Democrat Helen Belcher with 449 votes.
In third place was Labour’s Brent Lee with 138 votes.
The turn out was 42.65% – 2,497 people could have voted but just 1,065 ballot papers were issued.
A total of seven ballot papers were spoilt. Of those, three ballots were rejected as the voter chose more than one candidate and four ballots were void for “uncertainty”.
In the May 2015 election, turn out was higher as the local poll ran at the same time as the General Election. In Emmbrook North, three Conservative candidates stood and one Independent. In that poll, Mr Odedra was elected with 1,083 votes. Independent candidate Elizabeth Karakurt won 613 votes and Paul Sharples, running for Labour, scored 463.