Anyone have the results for Harrogate and Knaresborough constituency?
These are my figures but you might find different because of split divisions. Also note that the Lib Dems didn't contest the three split divisions. Lib Dems led by a few hundred In the divisions they contested, but were well behind in the others in 2009 and in district elections.
Con 9536 36.1% LD 7596. 28.7% UKIP 5464 20.7% Lab 2565. 9.7% Green 951. 3.6%(contested four divisions, including one split) Liberal 225 0.9%(contested one split division) Independent 87 0.3%( one split division)
Scarborough Borough Council is now in No Overall Control with Conservatives the largest group. Con 24, Ind 10, LD 2, Lab 7, Grn 1, UKIP 2, No Political Affiliation 3, Independent (not part of the Independent group) 1.
I don't know of very many councils where's there's an Independent Group, a group of Independents, and a grouping of non-Independent Independents !
Bradford has 'The independents' , 'Queensbury independents' and 'Independents'
Maybe that's because they felt that their political views were incompatible and also that they wanted to continue in a group with councillors originally from the same party. 'The independents' are all ex-Tories, 'Queensbury Independents' we're elected as BNP candidates, and the sole independent councillor was elected as Labour.
On the contrary she regained this for the Lib Dems following their slightly surprising loss to the Conservatives in 2009. She is a current Ryedale District Councillor for Norton East.
Result 2009 Con 981 LD 908 BNP 238 Lab 190
This post puts me in mind of the recent amusing observation in the Malton Gazette:
NEWLY-elected member Shane Collinson, who held the Ryedale South West seat for the Conservtives after former council leader Keith Knaggs stepped down, has been appointed the authority’s champion for older people. Coun Collinson is 21.
Meanwhile at County Hall, new county councillor Elizabeth Shields has been appointed chair of children’s and young people’s services. Coun Shields is 85.