East Riding by-elections: Conservatives hold two seats

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Two council seats vacated by the new Humberside police and crime commissioner and his deputy have been retained by the Conservatives.

Matthew Grove was elected as the police commissioner in November and his deputy, Paul Robinson, gave up his council role in January.

The by-elections were held in the Mid Holderness and Howdenshire wards of East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

The Conservatives won both wards with the UK Independence Party in second.

Full results:

Mid Holderness Ward

  • John Holtby, Conservative Party - 1,353
  • Gary Shores, UK Independence Party - 1,269
  • George McManus, Labour and Co-operative Party - 852
  • Turnout: 30.7%

Howdenshire Ward

  • Victoria Aitken, Conservative Party - 1,573
  • Clive Waddington, UK Independence Party - 1,260
  • Mike Whitley, Labour Party - 563
  • Alan Luckraft, Liberal Democrats - 212
  • Turnout: 30.0%

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