Jo Churchill triumphed in Grantham Barrowby to claim the seat for the Conservatives.
The new county councillor said: “I’m absolutely delighted and I hope I can do a good job representing the people of Barrowby and Earlesfield.”
She added that priorities will be policing, roads and public health.
Mike Williams said: “I wasn’t surprised to push it close but she worked hard and good luck to her. I have no axe to grind. I gave it a good punt.”
Mark Bartlett said: “We increased the Labour vote and the Conservatives have dropped their vote. But it was a low turnout as well.”
Asked about the general outlook for Labour in the room he said: “I think we are going to get back some ground today and be ready for the SKDC elections in a year’s time.”
Adams (CON) 754
Waring (UKIP 523
Goodyer (LAB) 239
Ireland (L/IND) 139