Green Electoral Victory In Scarborough
Green Party activist Nick Harvey, (who has done a lot of campaigning on issues like public transport in his area) has won a stunning by-election victory in the rural Hertford Ward of Scarborough Borough Council.
GREEN, Nick Harvey, 894
Turn out 32.69%
This was a Green gain from the Tories, despite a big Conservative last-ditch polling day effort.
2007 result (The first time Nick stood)
GREEN, Nick Harvey, 508
The Green Party now holds 3 seats on Scarborough Borough Council, the other 2 being in Stepney Ward within Scarborough itself. In a second by-election in Scarborough on the same night an Independent took a seat from the Liberal Democrats.