Yorkshire Party get more votes than Liberal Democrat and Green

Written by Jessica Lionnel

In an unprecedented turn of events, the Yorkshire Party came in third at this evening’s count, behind Labour and Conservative.

The party, which aims for Yorkshire to have a regional devolved parliament, received 34, 857 votes. Green received 32, 322, Liberal Democrats 28, 093 and the Social Democratic Party 10, 177 votes.

The candidate for the party, Simon Biltcliffe, was knocked out of the first round along with Green, Liberal Democrats and the SDP.

Speaking to Sheffield Wire, Simon Biltcliffe said he was delighted at the fact that he beat Greens in a Green city and the Liberal Democrats.

Simon Biltcliffe @vote_bilty shares his response after being knocked out of the first round in the South Yorks mayoral election.

He said he is “delighted” after earning more votes than the Green Party and tailing the Conservatives 

 

He continued: “We have established ourselves as the third political party in Yorkshire. We’re building a strong base and every election people realise the Yorkshire Party is a viable alternative to Labour who have run out of ideas and the Tories who have run out of everything that you could reasonably imagine. This is the beginning, not the end.”

He outlined that the party’s next step was to build on this result today via using social media and getting more people to join in the cause.

 

Written by Jessica Lionnel

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