A NEW county councillor has been elected in Flint.
Labour candidate Vicky Perfect has claimed the vacant seat in the Flint Trelawny ward with 577 votes.
UKIP candidate, Nigel Williams was in second place with 434 votes. Swapna Das, Conservative, received 90 votes.
The by-election was called to fill the vacant seat left by former Labour councillor Trefor Howorth, who stepped down last month.
Despite losing the county council race, Mr Williams was victorious in the battle to secure a place on Flint Town Council, securing 465 votes.
Mr Williams won by just 15 votes to his nearest rival, Labour candidate Andrea Roberts.
Independent candidate Theresa Jayne Williams won 180 votes in third place.