It was a clean sweep for the Conservatives in Ripon’s borough council wards with its candidates taking all three seats of Minster, Moorside and Spa.
Counting of yesterday’s vote for the Harrogate Borough Council seats took place today (Friday) with the Tories holding two seats, Minster and Spa, while its candidate Coun Stuart Martin gained Moorside for the party, defeating Independent Andrew Williams in a seat vacated by fellow Independent Charlie Powell.
Charlie Powell was himself defeated in Ripon Minster, where he lost to Coun Zoe Metcalfe (Con) in a seat vacated by former Hornblower George Pickles.
Coun Mike Chambers was the third Conservative winner, retaining his Spa Ward seat.
Elizabeth Barclay (Green) - 281
Vivienne Graham (Labour) - 361
Kenn Hart (UKIP) - 533
ZOE METCALFE (CONSERVATIVE) - 783
Charlie Powell (Independent) - 491
Jeremy Banyard (UKIP) - 496
STUART MARTIN (CONSERVATIVE) - 790
Nick Murray (Labour) - 363
Andrew Williams (Independent) - 698
MIKE CHAMBERS (CONSERVATIVE) - 1,337
Malcolm Gatford (UKIP) - 580
Adrian Morgan (Independent) - 528
Andrew Murday (Labour) - 410