Conservative Rob Thomas has eased to victory in the Kent County Council by-election for the Canterbury North division.
The 36-year-old financial manager beat the Lib Dems into second and Labour into third, thereby retaining the seat for the Conservatives.
Mr Thomas is already a city councillor for Chartham and Stone Street and joins his father Ian Thomas as both a city and county councillor.
He said: “I ran the campaign on local issues, but of course on the doorstep a lot of people wanted to talk about Brexit.
“However, on what was a tough day for our party nationally, I’m grateful people still came out to vote for us.”
The by-election was prompted by the death of Conservative John Simmonds.
The full results are: