ELECTION RESULTS - Independents gain Ripon seat

Ripon Minster: Winning candidate Sid Hawke (Ind), left, pictured before the election with defeated incumbent Stuart Martin (Con).

Ripon Minster: Winning candidate Sid Hawke (Ind), left, pictured before the election with defeated incumbent Stuart Martin (Con).

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Independents have gained a seat from the Conservatives in Ripon on the borough council after three seats were contested in the city yesterday.

Former Mayor of Ripon Sid Hawke, standing as an Independent in Ripon Minster division, defeated Conservative incumbent Stuart Martin by 704 votes to 492.

In Ripon Spa ward, Coun Alan Skidmore held the seat for the Conservatives.

 

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