Lib Dem David Lee has won the Caterham Valley seat on Surrey County Council previously held by the Tories.
The Lib Dem candidate polled 1,589 votes (47.5%) with a majority of 246.
The Caterham Valley seat covers the Tandridge District council wards of Harestone, Valley and Whyteleafe - which David also represents. Councillors Alun Jones and Dorinda Cooper hold both the Valley seats for the Lib Dems.
In the Caterham Hill, Lib Dem Chris Botten held on to the seat following a recount, winning by just 12 votes. The seat was previously held by John Orrick for the Lib Dems.