DEVIZES Guardians' Nigel Carter has won the Devizes North division by 14 votes in the Wiltshire Council elections.
His nearest challenger was Conservative Paula Winchcombe, a former Kennet district councillor.
A disappointed Mrs Winchcombe said: "It was very difficult with a Labour held county seat and a Tory held district seat and the national situation as it is.
"But I am still a town councillor for the next four years and I will continue to serve the town to the best of my ability."
Nigel Carter (Devizes Guardians) 381
Paula Winchcombe (Cons) 367
Ernie Giles (UKIP) 147
Rick Rowland (Lib Dem) 125
Ian Fletcher (Lab) 101
Mark Fletcher (Green) 72