UKIP has secured another council seat in Telford and Wrekin, after Peter Roberts was elected to Hollinswood and Randlay parish council.
Mr Roberts, who lives and works in Telford, made national headlines back in 2007 when more than one million people signed his online petition against plans to introduce road charging in the UK.
The petition became the most popular ever lodged on the Downing Street website.
Councillor Roberts, who was elected unopposed, said: “I look forward to representing the good people of Hollinswood and Randlay on the parish council.
“I will fight against council tax rises, and will always campaign for a better deal for all residents.”
His election has been welcomed by Shropshire’s UKIP MEP Jill Seymour, who said: “Peter has a vast amount of experience in the commercial world and is exactly the type of person we need in local politics.
“I am sure Peter will make a fantastic councillor, and the residents can be confident that he will be a strong voice on the council.”