The Conservatives have made yet another gain, taking a seat from a sitting Independent councillor.
Thomas Graham (Cons) comfortably beat Joanne Gadd by more than 300 votes to take one of the two seats up for grabs in the Bexhill St Marks Ward.
Meanwhile Independent councillor Stuart Earl lives to fight another day, walking away with the lion’s share of the votes.
Stuart Earl (Ind) 1,312
Andrew Ellis (UKIP) 608
Timothy Fox (Lab) 318
Joanne Gadd (Ind) 808
Thomas Graham (Cons) 1,148
Brett Mclean (Cons) 671