The Conservative Party has selected Keane Duncan as the candidate for the first-ever election for Mayor of York and North Yorkshire next year.  

Mr Duncan, who is a journalist and works as a deputy news editor on the Daily Star, lives in Malton.

He is also a North Yorkshire county councillor with responsibility for highways and transport. 

Mr Duncan, 28, said: “It’s an honour to win the confidence of party members and be selected to fight for my home area in this critical election. 

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“Working with Rishi Sunak, our MPs and councillors I will build a York and North Yorkshire open for business, proud of success and tough on crime where everyone can achieve their full potential.

“Our landmark £540m devolution deal heralds a new era for our area. I have the vision and fight to turn this deal into a reality, Levelling Up every part our diverse county and showing what we can achieve in charge of our own destiny.”