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."
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