Northallerton has a new district councillor.
Caroline Dickinson – the Conservative Party Candidate – has been elected to serve on the town’s south ward for Hambleton District Council.
She polled 541 votes for the seat – which became vacant following the death of Tony Hall in March.
She beat: Chris Pearson (Yorkshire First) – 133 votes; Dave Robertson (UK Independence Party UKIP) – 222 votes; and David Tickle (Labour Party) – 232 votes.
The turnout was 22.44%
The elections also saw electors in the Northallerton division vote to fill the vacant North Yorkshire County Council seat – Caroline Dickinson also won that seat with 654 votes. The remaining candidates polled: Michael Chaloner (Green Party) -58; Chris Pearson (Yorkshire First) 131; Stephen Place (UK Independence Party UKIP) 278; and David Tickle (Labour Party) 233. The turnout was 22.19%
For further information check out www.hambleton.gov.uk