Labour and the Liberal Democrats both made gains in North Hertfordshire - but not enough to take overall control of the council away from the Tories.
The Conservatives still have a sizeable majority of 19 councillors.
The local authority has been in the hands of the Tories since 1999 when it took over from Labour.
The Conservatives remain in control of North Hertfordshire District Council, despite losing 1 seat. They have 33 overall.
Labour gained 3 seats, with 10 overall. And the Lib Dems lost 2 seats, leaving them with 6.