What York’s winners said

Rachael Maskell after her York Central win in the December election. Photograph: YorkMix

After winning York Central, Labour’s Rachael Maskell said:

  • Although disappointed bitterly by the results I see across the nation, because we come into politics to make a difference for people, I vow that I will continue to fight for my constituents with every bone in my body to ensure that their lives improve here in York now and in the future.

Julian Sturdy at the winner’s podium, Photograph: City of York Council

In his speech after retaining York Outer, Julian Sturdy said:

  • We have to make sure that, here in York, we build on our local successes.

    I want to make sure that we continue to build on the infrastructure projects we’ve delivered, make sure we deliver on the A64.