The newly formed Local Alliance party have told of their 'shock and elation' after winning two of four seats in Selsey in the district elections today (May 3).
Read more about Local Alliance here: New party formed in Selsey to contest council elections
Tim Johnson, and Donna Johnson claimed Selsey South and Sidlesham with Selsey North respectively and said 'a mini earthquake has begun across the peninsula'.
Donna, also a town councillor, said: "It was just incredible. We felt that the time was right to make stand for Selsey. The peninsula doesn't have a strong voice and we think we need our own voice.
"We hope this is the beginning rather than the culmination of the last four weeks."
Tim won 811 votes, compared with fellow councillor Elliott Evans (Con) with 735. Donna won 717 while her fellow councillor, Carol Purnell (Con), won 648 votes.
For more information on the elections, see: Chichester District Council election results: live updates and Tories lose overall control of Chichester District Council