VIDEO: ELECTION 2013 Jim Clark retains Harrogate Harlow

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Conservative Jim Clark retained the Harrogate Harlow seat in the North Yorkshire County Council elections.

Coun Clark fought off tough competition from the Liberal Democrats, UKIP and Labour, but in the end won more than 50 percent of the vote.

County Coun Jim Clark

County Coun Jim Clark

Serving as chairman of the Scrutiny of Health Committee Coun Clark spoke of the major challenges facing the county, including an iminent decision on the future of maternity and children’s services at the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton.

He also said he was proud of having conducted a clean election campaign.

Full results from the Harrogate Harlow ward are:

Elected: Jim Clark (CON) 1300 votes, 52 per cent

Les Parkes (LD) 606 votes, 24 per cent

Salvina Caterina Maria Bashforth (UKIP) 413 votes, 16 per cent

Kevin McNerney (LAB) 200 votes, 8 per cent

Turnout: 38 per cent