Dorinda Cooper had retained the (Caterham) Valley seat on Tandridge District Council which was previously held by long-standing councillor, Jill Caudle.
Dorinda's result improved the Lib Dem share by nearly 17% taken equally from the Conservatives and Labour.
Jill Caudle vacated the seat following her relocation to Wiltshire but returned to her old stomping ground to help Dorinda's campaign.
Dorinda joins Lib Dem councillor Alun Jones as the two representatives of Valley ward.
Result in full:
|Dorinda Cooper||LIB DEM||444||51.57||+16.66|
|Total ballots cast||863||27% turnout|