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Scarborough Borough Local Election Results

Scarborough Borough Local Election Results

Published by Matthew Pells at 4:50pm 3rd May 2019. (Updated at 6:22pm 3rd May 2019)

No one party has an overall majority on Scarborough Borough Council after yesterdays local elections.

The Conservatives have lost their overall majority but remain the biggest party with 16 of the 46 seats. Labour added one seat to their tally but there are now more Independent Councillors than Labour Councillors.

There has been an increase in the number of Independent candidates winning seats.

The final Standings are:

Party Seats Change on 2015
Conservative 16 -10
Independent 14 11
Labour 13 1
Green 2 0
UKIP 1 -4


Scarborough Borough Council Election Results

Turn out across the borough was 34.5%, which is down from 63.4% in 2015.

Due to changes in ward boundaries there are now only 46 seats on the council, previously there were 50 Councillors.

A number of sitting Councillors have lost their seats including Tory Cabinet members John Nock, Martin Smith and Sandra Turner.  Independent Norman Murphy also lost his seat after 20 years on the council.

Leader of the Conservative group on the council, Derek Bastiman, has been talking to Yorkshire Coast Radio's Jon Burke.

Derek says he's not surprised by the loss of seats for the Tories and is scathing about the lack of support from the main Conservative party.

Mr Bastiman says he would like to continue as leader of the council and will be putting his name forward when the council meets to choose a leader on Tuesday.

Labour's Liz Colling says there will be work to do over the weekend to figure out how best to take the council forward given the lack of overall control for any one party.






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zara, on 3rd May 2019 7:57pm
I am sure that Mr Bastiman would like to be leader of the council again, trouble is that i for one do not want him in that position, he is actually the reason that i did not vote conservative this time, with someone else at the helm i might have thought differently.

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