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Labour to Lead Scarborough Borough Council

Labour to Lead Scarborough Borough Council

Published by Matthew Pells at 2:17pm 7th May 2019. (Updated at 3:04pm 7th May 2019)

Labour's Steve Siddons has been elected as the leader of Scarborough Borough Council following a full council meeting today.

No one party has overall control of the council following last week's local elections.

The Conservatives remain the biggest party in the council with 16 Councillors, Labour have 13 seats.

Mr Siddons was the only nominee for the position of leader of the council at today's meeting. He won a leadership vote 33-13.

Mr Siddons takes over from the Conservative's Derek Bastiman who was not nominated for the position.

Speaking to the council before the vote Mr Siddons said he wants to reduce the size of the cabinet and involve more Councillors in decision making.

Leader of the Conservative group and outgoing council leader Derek Bastiman explains why he didn't put his name forward for the leadership role.


Scarborough Borough Council Election Results






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