Lynn makes it a family double

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SCARBOROUGH’S borough council election results saw a husband and wife elected as councillors.

Lynn Bastiman secured her seat in the the Stepney Ward and joined husband Derek who retained his seat in Scalby.

When the Evening News spoke to her, the former mayoress during her husband’s term of office, was too overwhelmed with the news.

Derek said: “It is total shell shock. I know how hard she worked when she was mayoress and she’ll work equally as hard representing people on Scarborough Council.

“I’m immensely proud of her. I had a tear in my eye when I heard she’d won. It’s just amazing.”

John Flinton retained his seat for the Conservative Party in Scalby and Dilys Cluer kept her seat for the Green Party in Stepney.

There was a shock result in Scarborough’s North Bay Ward when both sitting candidates were defeated. Guy Smith and Bonnie Purchon were both first elected in 2007, lost the race to Labour candidate Subash Sharma and Martin Smith for the Conservatives.

Cllr Martin Smith, who lost his seat at the 2007 borough council election, said it was good to be back to represent people in the ward. He added: “I’m looking forward to the challenge because there is much work to be done. I will do my utmost to meet the challenges.”

Bonnie Purchon said she was very disappointed with the result.

She added: “I’d hoped to do better than that but the electorate voted for wh they wanted.”