Saturday 6 May 2023

BEVERLEY turned a bright shade of yellow yesterday when the results of this week’s local elections were announced, with the Liberal Democrats celebrating a landslide victory across the town as they swept the board in both East Riding and Beverley Town Council polls.

All nine Beverley seats on East Riding of Yorkshire Council were claimed by the party in Minster and Woodmansey, St Mary’s and Beverley Rural wards. High profile casualties in Minster and Woodmansey included Conservative portfolio holders Kerri Harold and David Elvidge.

It was a similar story on Beverley Town Council, with all 14 seats being won by the Liberal Democrats. Full details of all the results can be viewed in the dedicated election pages on this website.

In terms of East Riding Council, with all seats declared, the Conservatives saw their share of council seats fall to 29 (down from 42), but they remain the largest group on the 67-seat council, although they no longer have overall control. The Lib-Dems won 22 seats (up nine). Labour won four seats having previously had no councillors, there were three Yorkshire Party candidates returned and nine Independents. Both the Conservative and Liberal Democrat leaders said they were open to working with others in a bid to form a new administration.