Angus Young: Matthew Grove and his deputy must win over a sceptical public
Like a train rumbling down the tracks, there was a certain inevitability about the identity of Matthew Grove's new deputy.
Fellow East Riding councillor Paul Robinson was one of the leading figures behind his campaign, which ended in victory over Labour's Lord Prescott in a memorable run-off at Bridlington Spa.
At times during the campaign, they appeared to be joined at the hip.
After the election result was announced, Cllr Robinson was grinning like the Cheshire Cat.
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Having placed a £10 bet on his colleague when the odds of him winning were 100-1 probably had something to do with it.
Now, however, the really serious stuff starts. Both men not only have to hit the ground running in their new roles but win over a deeply sceptical public.