South Holland District Council now has a new composition for a fresh four-year term.
The 37 members covering 18 wards were elected during a count in Spalding on Friday afternoon, following Thursday’s poll.
It was a good election for the ruling Conservative group, which increased its number of seats by three to 28.
For the first time, UKIP has members on the council – Paul Foyster (Holbeach Town) and Pete Williams (Spalding St Mary’s).
There were mixed feelings for Coun Angela Newton, who was re-elected again to extend her 41-year stand but saw her Independent group slip from having 12 seats to seven.
The turnout for the election was more than 60 per cent, thanks to the poll coinciding with the General Election for the first time since 1979.
Results (elected members in capitals):
Crowland and Deeping St Nicholas: BRYAN ALCOCK (Ind) 1,017; JIM ASTILL (Con) 1,396; Paul Barrett (Ind) 635; Peter Bird (UKIP) 903; ANGIE HARRISON (Con) 1,201; Jennie Head (Con) 968; Brian Sumner (Green) 483
Donington, Quadring and Gosberton: ROBERT CLARK (Con) 2,268; COLIN JOHNSON (Con) 1,657; JANE KING (Ind) 1,677; Roger Neal (Con) 1,043
Fleet: Paul Chapman (Ind) 371; PETER COUPLAND (Con) 720; Anne Ramkaran (LibDem) 70
Gedney: Andrew Parks (UKIP) 406; JOANNE REYNOLDS (Con) 588; Sarah Wilkinson (Ind) 245
Holbeach Hurn: Richard Crowley (Ind) 324; NICK WORTH (Con) 719
Holbeach Town: FRANCIS BIGGADIKE (Con) 1,902; TRACEY CARTER (Con) 1,304; PAUL FOYSTER (UKIP) 1,290; Martin Howard (Ind) 918; Rita Rudkin (Con) 1,215
Long Sutton: LAURA ELDRIDGE (Con) 1,922; Jeanne Sibley (Ind) 1,039; ANDY TENNANT (Ind) 1,620; JACK TYRRELL (Con) 2,076; David Wilkinson (Ind) 1,567
Moulton, Weston & Cowbit: Emily Bates (UKIP) 1,198; ANTHONY CASSON (Con) 1,953; RODNEY GROCOCK (Con) 1,326; Voyteck Kowalewski (Lab) 486; Mary Lane (LibDem) 468; Jim Scarsbrook (Ind) 847; ANDREW WOOLF (Con) 1,650
Pinchbeck & Surfleet: JAMES AVERY (Con) 1,952; Douglas Dickens 378; Geoff Garner (UKIP) 1,161; SALLY SLADE (Con) 1,908; ELIZABETH SNEATH (Con) 2,074; David Turp (Ind) 583
Spalding Castle: Martin Blake (Green) 125; Mark Le Sage (Ind) 229; GARY TAYLOR (Con) 681
Spalding Monks House: GEORGE ALEY (Con) 1,026; Dave Maltby (UKIP) 817; ANGELA NEWTON (Ind) 1,398
Spalding St John’s: GRAHAM DARK (Ind) 821; Rob Gibson (UKIP) 733; JACK MCLEAN (Con) 1,017; Roger Perkins (Ind) 421
Spalding St Mary’s: HARRY DRURY (Con) 1,178; Richard Fairman (UKIP) 805; GARY PORTER (Con) 1,084; Robert West (Ind) 523
Spalding St Paul’s: DAVID ASHBY (Con) 889; Glynis Scalese (Con) 767; PETER WILLIAMS (UKIP) 865
Spalding Wygate: Anthony Cronin (Ind) 763; ROGER GAMBBA-JONES (Con) 1,355; CHRISTINE LAWTON (Con) 1,267; Geraldine Scholes (Ind) 626
Sutton Bridge: MICHAEL BOOTH (Ind) 755; CHRIS BREWIS (Ind) 839; Shirley Giles (Con) 539; Vicky Hills (Con) 525; Phil Scarlett (UKIP) 485
The Saints: Val Gemmell (Ind) 413; MICHAEL SEYMOUR (Con) 839
Whaplode & Holbeach St Johns: MALCOLM CHANDLER (Con) 1,232; MICHAEL PULLEN (Con) 1,270; Karl Richardson (UKIP) 969