Conservative candidate Johnny Wearmouth claimed victory in the Morpeth Town Council Stobhill ward by-election last week.
He received 509 votes – 46 per cent of the total. Lee Walker (Liberal Democrats) finished second with 377 votes and Dorothy Downing (Labour) received 226 votes.
The winner has lived in Morpeth all his life, attending Stobhillgate First School, Chantry Middle School and King Edward VI High School. He is a self-made businessman and lives locally with his wife and young family.
Mr Wearmouth said: “I am honoured to have received the support of so many residents and am looking forward to repaying their faith in me by making a difference on the town council.
“I am already bringing forward issues that affect the people of my ward and the town more generally and will continue to fight for Stobhill.”
County Councillor for Morpeth North, David Bawn, added: “This was a hard fought campaign.
“The clear result shows that people are recognising the hard work local Conservatives have been putting in to Morpeth.”