Labour candidate Paul Weston is celebrating after winning a council by-election in Billingham.
Coun Weston has been elected to represent the Billingham North ward in Stockton-on Tees Borough Council.
He received 719 votes in the by-election, which was held yesterday.
It came about after the previous councillor, Labour's Stephen Parry, stood down.
The turnout in the by-election was 25.38%.