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Outgoing Leaderdale and Melrose Councillor Nicholas Watson says the result in the by-election shows that voters are looking for more local representation, after his party colleague Iain Gillespie won his seat.
Mr Watson has moved to Cumbria to continue working as a clock maker and farmer.
The Scottish Conservatives missed out on the Leaderdale and Melrose by-election seat.
Candidate Rachael Hamilton topped the ballot on the first preferences transfers under the Single Transferable Voting system, but lost the last stage to The Borders Party's Iain Gillespie.
The result means The Borders Party maintain two seats on Scottish Borders council.
Iain Gillespie says he was surprised but delighted by the result:
"It has always been my attitude that the Borders Party are there for the Scottish Borders people, and hopefully this is building on the success of Nicolas Watson and Sandy Aitchison and hopefully it will go on from there.
"We are not a political party, we have no place in Westminster or Edinburgh, and simply my interest was and always has been the Scottish Borders."
The by-election result for the Scottish Borders is in, and the elected candidate for Leaderdale & Melrose is Ian Gillespie, The Borders Party.
Voters are heading to the polls in one area of the Scottish Borders this morning.
A by-election is being held in Melrose and Leaderdale following the resignation of the local councillor, with six candidates contesting the seat.
Polling Stations will remain open until 10pm.