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

Turnout: 37.23%