Glyn Davies easily held onto the Montgomeryshire constituency in mid Wales after being chosen by 45 per cent of the voters.
And the 71-year-old said the victory was made all the more sweeter after saying nearest rivals the Liberal Democrats had thrown the “kitchen sink” at their campaign.
However, the former assembly member - who has successfully battled colon cancer - said one of the more memorable events of the night was down to one person’s bizarre attempt to spoil their ballot papers.
Mr Davies wrote on his Facebook page: “One voter decided to draw a detailed representation of a penis instead of a cross in my box on one ballot paper.
“Amazingly, because it was neatly drawn within the confines of the box the returning officer deemed it a valid vote. I’m not sure the artist meant it to count, but I am grateful. If I knew who it was, I would like to thank him ( or her) personally.”