The Conservatives held the Cumbria County Council seat of Greystoke and Hesket in yesterday's by-election.
Tom Wentworth Waites has been elected county councillor to replace Bert Richardson who retired on health grounds.
The results of the by-election were: DERBYSHIRE, Judith Margaret: Liberal Democrat Party - 518.
WENTWORTH WAITES, Thomas William: Conservative Party - 635.
Turnout was 32 per cent.
The political make-up of Cumbria County Council's 84 elected members is now as follows:
Labour: 36 Conservative: 26 Liberal Democrat: 15 Independent/Non-aligned: 5 West Cumbrian Independents: 2