The British National Party has lost its final county council seat, leaving Nick Griffin's party on just two councillors in the country.
The far-right outfit had gained a foothold in Lancashire in 2009, with the election of Sharon Wilkinson - but she did not stand again and her replacement in Padiham and Burnley West, Paul Robinson, plunged to last place.
In the South Shields by-election, the BNP's candidate, Lady Dorothy MacBeth Brooke, had proved a hit on Twitter because of her fake tan.
But her performance at the ballot box had less impact, and she finished sixth.
Griffin was left complaining about electoral fraud after a defeat for his candidate in Cumbria.
The party still has two borough councillors in England, one each on Charnwood and Pendle councils.