Brian Riley has been elected as Suffolk county councillor for Hadleigh.
Mr Riley, a Conservative, won with 584 votes or 32 per cent.
Trevor Sheldrick, a Liberal Democrat, attracted 449 votes or 24 per cent, narrowly beating UKIP representative Barry Nutt with 422 votes.
Labour candidate Angela Wiltshire attracted 308 votes, 17 per cent, and Michael Fosdike, Green Party, got 90 votes or 5 per cent.
For a full round-up of the election results for your area, see next week’s Free Press.