Yorkshire Party candidate 'happy' about campaign - 'It allowed us to get our message out there'
The Yorkshire Party candidate for Scarborough and Whitby said Thursday's election allowed the party "to get our message out there".
Recognising that this year's election was going to be dominated by Brexit, Lee Derrick said he never expected to win the seat.
However, he says he's "happy," adding that the campaign led by the party, which fielded 28 candidates across Yorkshire, allowed them to make a case for the region to get "its fair share of funding".
He said: "I'm always happy and it looks like, not just in this constituency but across Yorkshire, thousands if not tens of thousands of folk will have put their trust in the Yorkshire Party, voted for us and realised that what we've got to say has some resonance with them.
"We're realistic in knowing that we weren't going to win this constituency and maybe some others but getting that message out there and having some of the parties adopt a policy which is very similar to ours... you've got to be positive about that and we're very much about Yorkshire first, party second."