County Council elections: Candidates revealed as race for seats begins

The full list of candidates for the Lincolnshire County Council elections on Thursday, May 2 has been revealed.
The full list of candidates for the Lincolnshire County Council elections on Thursday, May 2 has been revealed.

The full list of candidates for the Lincolnshire County Council elections on Thursday, May 2 has been revealed.

The eight wards which cover Louth, Mablethorpe, Sutton on Sea, Alford and Tetford look set for a politically charged race.

In all there are are seven canididates each for Labour and Conservative, five for the United Kingdom Independence Party, five for Lincolnshire Independents, one Liberal Democrat, one British National Party and four independents.

The full is list of contenders is as follows:

Louth North: Mike Beecham (UKIP), Dave Dobbie (Liberal Democrat), Sarah Dodds (Labour), Daniel Simpson (Lincolnshire Independents), Pauline Watson (Conservative - current holder).

Louth South: David Axton (UKIP), John Hough (Labour - current holder), Jill Makinson-Sanders (Independent), Daniel Turner (Conservative).

Louth Wolds: John Atty (British National Party), Brian Burnett (Lincolnshire Independent), Hugo Marfleet (Conservative - current holder), Michael Preen (Labour).

Louth Rural North: Tony Bridges (Conservative), Jean Johnson (Independent - current holder), Edward Mossop (Lincolnshire Independent), Laura Stephenson (Labour).

Louth Marsh: Stuart Jameson (Labour), Terry Knowles (Independent), Daniel McNally (UKIP), Robert Palmer (Conservative - current holder).

Alford & Sutton: Fiona Brown (Labour), Graham Marsh (Conservative - current holder), Steve Palmer (Lincolnshire Independents), Luke Thompson (UKIP).

Mablethorpe: Terence Brown (Lincolnshire Independents), Graham Gooding (Conservative - current holder), Tony Howard (Labour), Anne Reynolds (UKIP).

Horncastle and Tetford: Bill Aron (Lincolnshire Independents - current holder), Richard Barker (Independent), William Grover (Conservative), Janet Lister (Labour), Neil Parnham (UKIP).

On May 2, the county council elections will be held from 7am to 10pm.

To be able to vote your name must appear on the Register of Electors. If you are not sure whether you are registered to vote, please contact the Elections Team at East Lindsey District Council on 01507 601111.

The deadline for applications to be received to register to vote and to request a Postal Vote is Wednesday, April 17.

In advance of the election, all those entitled to vote will be sent a polling card detailing the polling station they should go to.

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