The Conservatives have won the final seat in Parliament after a delayed general election poll in Thirsk and Malton - a result which appeared to show support for the coalition Government.
By Nick Collins
Published: 28 May 2010
Voters in Thirsk and Malton, where the ballot was postponed due to the death of one of the candidates, elected Anne McIntosh, the Tory candidate, putting Lib Dem Howard Keal in second place.
Labour were pushed into third place with a decrease of 6,416 on the notional results for the newly-formed constituency, in a development described by opponents as “catastrophic” for the party.