Conservative Linda Wright has been elected to the Birchington South seat on Thanet council.
Cllr Wright, who already serves at parish level, received 651 votes following polls yesterday (July 26).
Labour’s Helen Whitehead came second with 265 votes and the Lib Dem candidate Hannah Lloyd-Bowyer with 117.
A Labour spokesman said they were delighted with the 4% swing.
In percentages Conservatives took 63%, Labour 25.7% and Lib Dem 11.3%. There were no UKIP or Independent candidates.
The turn out was just 19.9%.
The result means the make up of Thanet council is now 22 Conservative; 14 Independent and UKIP Group; 12 Thanet Independent Councillors Group; 6 Labour; 2 Independents.