East Riding of Yorkshire council
Caused by the death of Conservative councillor Stephen Lane at the age of 67. A farmer for more than 30 years, Lane had been an East Riding councillor since 2007, and had served as vice-chairman of the western area planning, and environment and regeneration scrutiny committees.
|George Street, Pocklington|
Since 2003 this sprawling ward has traditionally been a fight between the Conservatives and an independent slate which won two of the ward's three seats in 2003. The independents lost their seats to the Tories in 2007 and gave up in 2015, when the Tories had 44% to 20% for the Labour slate and 19% for a single UKIP candidate.
Defending for the Conservatives is Paul West, a Pocklington town councillor who was Mayor of Pocklington in 2014-15. Labour have gone for youth in selecting A-level student Lucie Spadone who, unusually for an S, is top of the ballot paper. The UKIP candidate is Neil Tate who gives an address thirty miles away in Bridlington, and self-employed painter and decorator Andy Strangeway completes the ballot paper as an independent.
Parliamentary constituency: East Yorkshire
May 2015 result C 4542/4426/4118 Lab 2054/2040/1997 UKIP 2001 LD 1684
May 2011 result C 2228/2186/1933 East Yorks Ind 1698/1623/1356 Lab 940/766/678 LD 754
May 2007 result C 2243/2176/1916 Ind 1683/1243 LD 863/614 Lab 730/496
May 2003 result Ind 2261/2052/1171 C 1369/1123/1055 Lab 819 LD 542