Voters choose new member for Richmondshire District Council

Darlington and Stockton Times: The late Bob Gale The late Bob Gale

VOTERS have been to the polls to choose a new member for Richmondshire District Council.

Independent Richard Beal was elected with 273 votes, beating Conservative candidate David Morton, who polled 83 votes.

Thursday’s by-election for the Reeth and Arkengarthdale ward saw a turnout of 34.1 per cent and followed the death of Coun Bob Gale in December.

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