It was among one of the last results to be declared and was one of the most sensational - the Liberal Democrats overturning a Conservative majority of 15 and securing one of their own by a margin of 15 seats.
South Cambridgeshire becomes the only council in the Anglia region to be run by the Liberal Democrats with their own secure working majority.
Boundary changes helped as did a reduction in council seats from 57 to 45 but it is still a remarkable turn around on a council that's had a Conservative majority since 2001.
The area has had a history for being independently-minded as the council was run by Independents from 1972 until 1993.
Liberal Democrats support has been growing in the area which was among the most strongly in favour of staying in the European Union.
The district forms a ring around the city of Cambridge serving communities in Cambourne, Histon, Great Shelford and Melbourn.
Early turnout figures in the council elections in the Anglia region suggest only a third of voters bothered to cast their ballot.
All the political parties will be weighing up gains and losses in local elections across the Anglia region.
Counting will start at 10pm across the Anglia region in the local council election with results coming through in the early hours of Friday.