The Conservatives won the bye-election seat for Pembury, Sherwood and St James by 157 votes. The results were:
Ian Patrick Carvell Labour Party 309
Hazel Frances Dawe Green Party 109
Christopher Hoare UKIP 1,000
David Neve Liberal Democrat 1, 022
James Tansley Conservative 1,171
The turnout was 27.4 %. James Tansley takes over the seat formerly occupied by Kevin Lynes, the popular County Councillor who died prematurely earlier this year.
UKIP, who had been anticipating a victory, ended up only third. The turnout was 27.4%.