THE Conservative Party has won a Cornwall Council by-election - beating the Liberal Democrats into second place by just a single vote.
Peter Williams from Perranarworthal was elected to Cornwall Council for the Mabe, Perranarworthal and St Gluvias area in the election yesterday.
The Conservatives gained the seat which was previously held by UKIP whose councillor Michael Keogh resigned from the post in May saying he did so for a change in personal circumstances meant he could not spend as much time as he wanted as a councillor.
Mr Williams received 406 votes in the election while John Ault, for the Liberal Democrats, was a close second with 405.
In third place was Peter Tisdale, UK Independence Party, with 271 votes and in fourth was Lind Hitchcox, Labour, with 107 votes. In fifth place was Mebyon Kernow's Karen Sumser-Lupson with 58 votes.