Labour's group leader on Peterborough City Council survived a close call to retain his seat.
Ed Murphy held on by 28 votes to stop the Conservatives holding all three seats in the ward.
He said: "I'm very glad I have been re-elected to serve as a Labour councillor."
Edward MURPHY (Labour and Co-operative) - 1,285
Paul BRISTOW (Conservative) - 1,257
Mark PERRY (UKIP) - 181
Goran RADIC (Green) - 83