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Elections 2015

Local elections news

Conservatives keep power of the district

Gazette & Herald:

2:44pm Wednesday 13th May 2015

THE Conservatives reaffirmed their control of Ryedale District Council, gaining a further three seats.

Ryedale District Council local election results as they are declared

Gazette & Herald:

10:31am Friday 8th May 2015

Amotherby: Fiona Farnell, Conservative Party has been elected. 

Nominations are in for Ryedale District Council elections

Gazette & Herald: Vote 2015 - election logo

4:08pm Wednesday 15th April 2015

THE race is now on for next month’s election as nominations have officially closed.

Parliamentary results in key constituencies:

Thirsk and Malton
Kevin Hollinrake (Con) 27,545
Alan Avery (Lab) - 8,089
Toby Horton (Ukip) - 7,805
Di Keal (Lib Dem) - 4,703
Chris Newsam (Green) - 2,404
John Clark (Liberal) - 1,127
Philip Tate (Ind) - 692

Scarborough and Whitby
Robert Goodwill (Con) - 20,613
Ian McInnes (Lab) - 14,413
Sam Cross (Ukip) - 8,162
David Malone (Green) - 2,185
Michael Beckett (Lib Dem) - 2,159
Juliet Boddington (Alliance for Green Socialism) - 207

York Central
Rachael Maskell (Lab) - 20,212
Robert McIlveen (Con) - 13,496
Ken Guest (Ukip) - 4,795
Jonathan Tyler (Green) - 4,791
Nick Love (Lib Dem) - 3,804
Chris Whitwood (Yorkshire First) - 291
Megan Ollerhead (TUSC) - 288

York Outer
Julian Sturdy (Con) - 26,447
Joe Riches (Lab) - 13,348
James Blanchard (Lib Dem) - 6,269
Paul Abbott (Ukip) - 5,251
Ginnie Shaw (Green) - 2,558

Selby and Ainsty
Nigel Adams (Con) - 27,725
Mark Hayes (Lab) - 14,168
Colin Heath (Ukip) - 7,389
Ian Richards (Green) - 1,465
Nicola Turner (Lib Dem) - 1,920
Ian Wilson (TUSC) - 137

East Yorkshire
Greg Knight (Con) - 25,276
Kevin Hickson (Lab) - 10,343
Steph Todd (Ukip) - 8,955
Robert Adamson (Lib Dem) - 2,966
Mark Maloney (Green) - 1,731
Stewart Arnold (Yorkshire First) - 720

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General Election news

Malton's new MP calls for unity

Gazette & Herald:

11:48am Wednesday 13th May 2015

KEVIN HOLLINRAKE, who secured more than 52 per cent of the vote in last week’s General Election, has called for unity in the months ahead.

Tories romp home with 52% backing

Gazette & Herald:

2:40pm Wednesday 13th May 2015

THE CONSERVATIVES secured a resounding victory in this year's General Election for Thirsk, Malton and Filey with an even greater majority.

Former MP Anne McIntosh pays tribute to winner

Gazette & Herald:

2:42pm Wednesday 13th May 2015

RYEDALE'S former MP Anne McIntosh has welcomed the general election result and congratulated her successor.

Robert Goodwill secures third term

Gazette & Herald:

2:43pm Wednesday 13th May 2015

Robert Goodwill, of the Conservative Party, was elected as Member of Parliament for the Scarborough and Whitby Constituency, retaining the seat he won in the 2005 and 2010 election.

Conservatives win in Ryedale

Gazette & Herald:

7:44am Friday 8th May 2015

Kevin Hollinrake has swept to victory in the Thirsk and Malton Constituency.

Penguins hope to p-p-pick up votes at Sea Life centre

Gazette & Herald:

10:14am Wednesday 29th April 2015

THERE is no confusion in Scarborough over whether to vote red, blue, yellow or any other political hue – all choices are black and white.

Fracking proves ‘huge turn-off’ for electorate

Gazette & Herald: Frack Free Ryedale protesters  hand over  a petition to Ryedale District Council after a protest at the Council Offices on Monday afternoon     Picture Frank Dwyer (16481799)

11:20am Tuesday 28th April 2015

ALMOST a quarter of Liberal Democrat and Labour candidates have pledged to oppose fracking in their constituencies, going against their party line.

First-time voters question their prospective MPs

Gazette & Herald:

11:09am Wednesday 22nd April 2015

FIRST-time voters for next month’s General Election were given the opportunity to quiz the local prospective parliamentary candidates.

Scarborough candidates announced

Gazette & Herald: Vote 2015 - election logo

11:07am Wednesday 22nd April 2015

SCARBOROUGH Borough Council has announced names of the candidates nominated to stand for the Scarborough and Whitby constituency in the forthcoming General Election on Thursday, May 7:

UKIP meeting ahead of poll

Gazette & Herald: Vote 2015 - election logo

11:44am Wednesday 22nd April 2015

THE Thirsk and Malton branch of UKIP will be holding a pre-eve of poll meeting on Tuesday, May 5, at 7pm in the Studio Room at the Milton Rooms, in Malton.

VOTE 2015: Rural issues warning for the main parties

Gazette & Herald: Vote 2015 - election logo

9:09am Tuesday 21st April 2015

ELECTION manifestos from the three traditional Westminster parties are a “mixed bag” for rural councils, a campaign group has claimed.

Time is running out to be able to cast your vote

Gazette & Herald: Vote 2015 - election logo

10:12am Friday 17th April 2015

VOTERS have until Monday to get on the electoral register in time for May’s general and local elections.

Care group issues plea for social care funding

Gazette & Herald: Vote 2015 - election logo

10:14am Friday 17th April 2015

POLITICIANS are ignoring the grave threat posed by a crisis in social care funding, a leading North Yorkshire care group has warned.

Lib Dems manifesto pledges millions for education

Gazette & Herald:

9:40am Thursday 16th April 2015

THE Liberal Democrats followed Labour and the Conservatives with a manifesto launch yesterday, promising to hold Britain back from the extremes threatened by the SNP or Ukip.

First-time voters can quiz candidates

Gazette & Herald: Vote 2015 - election logo

3:59pm Wednesday 15th April 2015

FIRST-time voters for the General Election are being urged to make sure they are registered to vote.

200,000 new homes under Conservative manifesto pledge

Gazette & Herald:

2:58pm Tuesday 14th April 2015

DAVID Cameron has launched his party's manifesto for the coming election with promises of new rights to buy housing association homes, and money for brownfield development.

Labour offer devolution and frozen rail fares in manifesto

Gazette & Herald:

2:35pm Tuesday 14th April 2015

LABOUR have promised an English Devolution bill with more powers for cities and counties if they triumph at next month’s polls.

Miliband pledge ‘will give region a powerful voice’

Gazette & Herald:

10:34am Friday 3rd April 2015

ED Miliband’s promise to bring back a minister for Yorkshire in a Labour Government would play a vital role in giving the region a powerful voice, the party’s prospective party candidate for York Central said.

Yorkshire First party marks birthday

10:28am Friday 3rd April 2015

THE Yorkshire First party has marked its first birthday.

Liberals select John Clark as prospective parliamentary candidate

Gazette & Herald:

6:50am Friday 3rd April 2015

AN election veteran has thrown his hat into the ring to become the next MP for Thirsk and Malton.

Thirsk and Malton candidates quizzed by pupils

Gazette & Herald:

10:08am Tuesday 24th March 2015

HUNDREDS of students at Easingwold School have met their prospective parliamentary candidates.