RESIDENTS in Eastfield elected Labour Party candidate Tony Randerson on Thursday 21 November in a by-election that followed the resignation of Lib/Dem Councillor Geoff Evans.
Councillor Randerson gained a runaway victory for Labour, capturing a 49% share of the vote, leaving the Conservative candidate trailing in third place with just 5%.
|Mr Tony Randerson||Labour||310||49%||Elected|
|Mr Jonathan Dodds||UK Independence Party||175||28%||Not elected|
|Carole Lucille Gerada||Independent||96||15%||Not elected|
|Mr William Baines||Conservative||32||5%||Not elected|
|Ms Annette Hudspeth||Green Party||11||2%||Not elected|
|Mrs Dawn Maxwell||Independent||10||2%||Not elected|
Cllr Randerson, in a prepared statement said: “I would like to thank the residents of Eastfield for putting their faith in me and they can be sure that that I will repay their trust by working hard for them as a member of Scarborough Borough Council. I would like to place on record my sincere thanks to all those who voted for me but I will of course be representing all residents irrespective of whether they voted for me or not.”
Eric Broadbent, Leader of the Labour Group on Scarborough Council said: “Our team at the Town Hall in St Nicholas Street has been strengthened by Tony’s election. Despite a swing of almost 30% to Labour from the Lib/Dems we can’t afford to rest on our laurels; we take nothing for granted, especially the growth in faith amongst Scarborough & Whitby residents in the Labour team.”