Congratulations to new Liberal Democrat councillor Alistair Dewhirst at Ipplepen, Teignbridge District Council.
The Liberal Democrats gained the seat with a massive 34% swing from the Tories following the death of the previous councillor.
Turnout was up too, and high for a council by-election: 58.7% compared with 52% in the main elections in 2007.
Central Devon Liberal Democrats are also reporting an increase in party membership.
Lib Dem Alistair Dewhirst 756 (62.3; +34.5)
Conservative 458 (37.7; -34.5)
Total votes cast 1217 (3 spoilt papers)
Percentage change is since May 2007.
Seats now held at Teignbridge:
Liberal Democrats 21