Bridlington’s mayor has joined the Yorkshire Party and will be their candidate for the Bridlington area in the forthcoming General Election.
After initially suggesting he would be an independent on the ballot paper, Cllr Liam Dealtry joined the Yorkshire Party on Thursday.
He was immediately announced as the party’s candidiate for the Yorkshire East contituency by leader Stewart Arnold.
He is likely to be up against current MP, Sir Greg Knight, who told the Free Press last week that he wanted to continue in his role.
Carl Minns, a Hull city councillor, has been chosen to fight the seat for the Liberal Democrats.
A teacher, he stood against Brexit minister David Davis in Haltemprice and Howden in the 2015 election, finishing fourth with 3,055 votes.