Ward boundaries had been re-drawn in Huntingdonshire meaning that it was an all out election rather than the one-third election that is usual here.
But that is about to change as Huntingdonshire changes to and election cycle that see the whole council elected once every four years.
At the start of that process, the Conservatives saw their number fall by two with gains for Labour and the Liberal Democrats.
Huntingdonshire was one of the areas where the rise in UKIP started by the party lost it last three remaining seats here.
Huntingdonshire has been a Conservative council since 1976 - the longest run of any council in the Anglia region.
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.