ELECTION: Results in from East Lindsey for Louth St Mary’s, St Michael’s, St Margaret’s and North Holme wards plus Grimoldby

Jill Makinson-Sanders EMN-141120-133007001
Jill Makinson-Sanders EMN-141120-133007001

Independent Jill Makinson-Sanders has won the St Mary’s Louth ward on East Lindsey District Council.

She polled 714 votes, defeating Conservative Vicky Treanor with 344 votes.

She also revealed she shares a birthday with SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon - a fun political fact for our tiring team of reporters who have been at election counts now for 21 hours.

Louth’s North Holme ward has gone to Conservative candidate Fran Treanor with 523 votes, beating Labour’s David Hall into second with 465 votes.

And Independent candidate Terry Knowles has won a four-way battle for the Grimoldby seat. He polled 611 votes.

Conservative Helena Poskett polled 275, in second, with UKIP’s Arthur Henderson third with 172 votes and Dawn Blakey fourth with 114.

Turnout was 67.87%.

Coun Knowles said: “I feel good, I’m independent, I don’t follow party politics.”

And Tory Chris Green narrowly won Louth St Margaret’s ahead of Labour’s Laura Stephenson, 481 votes to 401. Independent Eileen Ballard was third with 255 votes. Turnout was 65.02%.

It was another victory for an Independent in Louth’s St Michael’s ward, George Horton taking the seat with 490 votes, pushing Conservative Dan Turner into second,

Coun Horton revealed he was relieved and praised his opponents for putting up a “good fight.”