It was a close run battle in the Seaford North by-election for Seaford Town Council with two former mayors going head to head.
The winner was ex Seaford mayor Anthony White who stood as an independent and won with 429 votes.
He pipped fellow ex Seaford mayor Tracey Willis at the post, who secured 403 votes, standing for the Conservative Party.
In third place was Lorna Jones for the Labour Party with 115 votes.
The win for cllr White will see a return to the town council for him, after he stepped down earlier this year as mayor and a town councillor on the grounds of ill health.
But he was unable to rescind his resignation due to council rules and at a full council meeting earlier this year Councillor Mark Brown was elected as mayor.