Resounding Win for Labour’s Tony Randerson in Eastfield

Tony Randerson

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%.

Election Candidate Party Votes %
 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.”


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