The results have been announced in the Eastbourne council by-election.
Candidate Paul Metcalfe has retained the seat in Sovereign ward for the Conservatives.
The results were announced at the Town Hall tonight (Thursday) where the count took place after polling stations closed.
Mr Metcalfe took 1,275 votes
In second place was Liberal Democrat candidate Roger Howarth with 528 the Labour Party’s candidate Louis Thorburn in third place with 152..
The turnout for voting was 21 per cent of the population.