All the Wellingborough Town Council election winners
The Conservatives won 14 out of the 23 seats
The new Wellingborough Town Council turned blue on Saturday at its first ever election count.
There were few shocks when ballots were counted at Kettering Conference Centre, with the Conservatives winning 14 out of the 23 seats available.
Labour won eight seats with Marion Turner-Hawes who is the town's Victoria Centre manager and is also of Castle Fields Streetwatch, the only Independent to win a seat after pipping her nearest rival by just 16 votes.
The town council - set up after Northamptonshire's eight biggest councils were disbanded and replaced with two unitary authorities - will have the same powers as a parish council and will provide some town services.
Labour's Adam Henley and Andrew Scarborough, a previous opposition leader on the old Wellingborough Council, both put the disappointment of failing to gain election to the new North Northamptonshire Council behind them to win a seat - Scarborough by just five votes.
Well-know Tories to gain election to Wellingborough Town Council included husband and wife duo Graham and Lora Lawman and former mayor Paul Bell.
The new Wellingborough Town Council representatives are:
Jonathan Ekins (Con)
Matt Binley (Con)
Mark Jones (Con)
Jon Smith (Con)
Anthony Stevens (Con)
Ken Harrington (Con)
Philip Irwin (Con)
Marion Turner-Hawes (Ind) - by 16 votes
Sylvia Erskine (Lab)
Adam Henley (Lab)
Silvie Sterland (Con)
Graham Lawman (Con)
Paul Bell (Con)
Lora Lawman (Con)
Jon-Paul Carr (Con)
Nasreen Imtiaz (Con)
William Inskip (Lab)
Valerie Anslow (Lab)
Vivien Wilkinson (Con)
Andrew Scarborough (Lab) - by five votes
Tony Aslam (Lab)
Bogdan Cesauanu (Lab)
Elayne Francis (Lab)