Mary Evans has been elected Suffolk county councillor for Clare.
Mrs Evans, a Conservative, won with 1579 votes, equating to 46 per cent.
UKIP candidate Stuart Letten got 1077 votes, or 32 per cent, while Gary Stroud, representing Labour, attracted 434 votes, around 13 per cent.
Independent candidate Tony Gearing got 323 votes or nine per cent.
For a full round-up of election results from your area, see next week’s Free Press.