Liberal Democrats saw their majority in the Bude North and Stratton by-election plummet by almost 400 votes following a 4.4% swing to the Conservatives.
Conservative Party Agent Bob Davidson said, "Whilst we are obviously disappointed that we missed on this opportunity to represent the people of Bude North and Stratton the party will continue to do its utmost to continue to win over more and more voters through hard work and by getting the best for the area. We would like to thank all those who supported Trevor by canvassing, delivering and by voting for him."
Full result: LibDem HOLD Bude North & Stratton: LD 958, Con 395, Lab 120, Ind 93. Swing LD>Conservatives from '09: 4.4%.