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Lincolnshire County Council elections - candidate profiles

Profiles on all the candidates standing in next week's Lincolnshire County Council elections around Stamford Bourne and the Deepings

Stamford Rural

Name: John Dawson

Age: Not given

Address: Casterton Road, Stamford

Party: Independent

I believe that politics has no place in local government. Free to vote as my conscience dictates, I am not governed by a party whip. Vote for me and I will ensure that you are properly represented at county council. I will only give my support to a policy decision if I believe it to be in the best interests of Stamford and its surrounding villages. The power must always rest with the people.

Name: Eric Goodyer

Age: 55

Address: High Street, Colsterworth

Party: Labour

I am an engineer living with my family. I set up a business after being made redundant during the last Tory recession. I understand the importance of having a skill, and the needs of small businesses. I work part-time for De Montfort University, teaching tomorrow's engineers. Much of my work is exported, so much easier thanks to the EU, which has removed trade barriers and maintained the peace in Europe for 50 years.

Name: Jane Peckett

Age: 60

Address: Tinwell Road, Stamford

Party: Liberal Democrats

The party manifesto is to ensure proper communication between the county and local people and ensure residents are informed of decisions made on their behalf. We will fight for a better deal for education in Stamford, increased facilities at Stamford Hospital, a waste recycling centre, maintain a manned police station and work for the most cost-effective use of your money.

Name: Martin Trollope-Bellew

Age: 53

Address: The Old Hall, Barholm, Stamford

Party: Conservative

I am 53 years old and have been a county councillor for 12 years. While all other groups at Lincoln wanted the county scholarship to cease in 2008, only the Conservatives supported the phase out, these were the only two options legally available to the council. I will continue attending the majority of town, parish and forum meetings and represent all of the division and not just part of it, if elected.

Stamford North

Name: John Hicks

Age: 67

Address: Ryhall Road, Stamford

Party: Independent

It has always been my concern that Stamford is not particularly well served as far as sport and leisure is concerned. If the Government wants to solve problems with crime and to have healthier and safer communities I think sport is the way to combat that. I have also been concerned about education in the town. I believe in the principles of inclusion, partnership and best value.

Name: Maureen Jalili

Age: 56

Address: Roman Bank, Stamford

Party: Liberal Democrats

The party manifesto is to ensure proper communication between the county and local people and ensure residents are informed of decisions made on their behalf. We will fight for a better deal for education in Stamford, increased facilities at Stamford Hospital, a waste recycling centre, maintain a manned police station and work for the most cost-effective use of your money.

Name: Brian Sumner

Age: 67

Address: Hazel Grove, Stamford

Party: Conservative

My aim is to maintain Lincolnshire County Council's record as the lowest council tax in the country, avoiding the waste of tax payer's money. Lincolnshire Police has the lowest funding in the country. I want to improve this situation. I aim to work with all agencies to obtain better funding for our children's education. I am easily accessible, working in the community for the best future for all, whatever their political beliefs.

Name: Bill Turner

Age: Not given

Address: Falkirk Close, Stamford

Party: Labour

I was born and raised in St George's Ward. I served 22 years in the army attaining the rank of sergeant, returning to Stamford in 1996. As a committed Stamfordian I would like to give a strong voice to the concerns of the people of Stamford at Lincoln. I care deeply about our town and if elected I promise to faithfully represent the views of the people of Stamford.

Market and West Deeping

Name: Ashley Baxter

Age: 40

Address: Kesteven Close, Deeping St James

Party: Green Party

Despite being the youngest candidate by about 25 years I have lots of experience of reducing waste and improving services in Councils. Firstly as an award-winning local government officer, and latterly as a Parish Councillor.

The only way to stop old-fashioned politicians recycling their worn out ideas is to elect a person and a party with a fresh approach to delivering quality services relevant to our communites. The Green Party fits the bill.

Name: Tom Butterfield

Age: Not given

Address: Stowe Road, Langtoft

Party: Independent

Britain is sinking under the greed and self-interest of its own leadership. This applies at all levels from Parliament down through county, district, town and parish councils. The wrong decisions are being made in every aspect of our lives, from road tarmac, education, social engineering and cultural services.

The working people always come last, while the leadership looks after its friends.

Vote for me - Tom Butterfield, Independent - and don't be sold down the river.

Name: Ray Lee

Age: 80

Address: Lincoln Road, Stamford

Party: Liberal Democrats

The party manifesto is to ensure proper communication between the county and local people and ensure residents are informed of decisions made on their behalf. We will fight for: a better deal for education in Stamford, increased facilities at Stamford Hospital, a waste recycling centre, maintain a manned police station and work for the most cost-effective use of your money.

Name: Peter Robinson

Age: 65

Address: Meadow Road, Langtoft

Party: Conservative

I have represented my area on the county council for 12 years and been deputy leader since 2005. With this useful experience behind me, I will seek to build on the important achievements of the past

few years, and continue to serve the people of Market Deeping, West Deeping and Langtoft to the best of my ability. Don't be distracted by events in Westminster – the issues in this election are local ones.

Stamford West

Name: Harrish Bisnauthsing

Age: Not given

Address: St Georges Street, Stamford

Party: Liberal Democrats

The party manifesto is to ensure proper communication between the county and local people and ensure residents are informed of decisions made on their behalf. We will fight for a better deal for education in Stamford, increased facilities at Stamford Hospital, a waste recycling centre, maintain a manned police station and work for the most cost-effective use of your money.

Name: David Brailsford

Age: 60

Address: Carisbrook Grove, Stamford

Party: Conservative

The Conservative controlled Lincolnshire County Council has one of the lowest council tax levels in the country. It has made efficiency savings of over 16m without cuts in front-line services. Performance as independantly audited has consistently improved in all areas. My track record locally includes leading the successful campaign to renew the play equipment on the Recreation Ground. As one of your local postmen I know Stamford, its people, their needs and aspirations. I will continue to ensure that Stamford's interests are properly presented and represented on the county council

Name: Trevor Turner

Age: Not given

Address: New Cross Road, Stamford

Party: Labour

No personal statement supplied

Name: Clem Walden

Age: Not given

Address: Charlock Drive, Stamford

Party: Independent

As a local lad, born and bred in Stamford, I seek your full support. I am an elected town councillor for St John's Ward and I am appalled by the undemocratic way in which decisions are made at county level. Decisions which can result in unnecessary cost increases for local ratepayers. In my view there is no place for politics in local government. What has local politics ever done for Stamford? Nothing.

Bourne Castle

Name: Charlotte Farquharson

Age: 69

Address: Westbourne Park, Bourne

Party: Conservative

I am standing because I am now an experienced councillor and I dont wan't to waste that experience which I have gained on behalf of the people in Bourne. I was elected in a by-election in July 2006 and during my time in office I have managed to achieve a number of useful things. I would like to continue working on plans for Lincolnshire County Council especially in adult services where the new fairer charging policy is being put in place, which will eventually be nationwide.

Name: Ann Mansour

Age: 61

Address: Chapel Street, Haconby

Party: Labour

As a Labour councillor I will give a stronger voice to our community to help shape the place we live and our local services. Together our community has the ingenuity and common sense to resolve local issues and keep Bourne moving forward. I will work to safeguard local jobs and support local businesses. Bourne's people are its finest resource and I will do my best to work with and for them.

Name: Helen Powell

Age: 55

Address: Westwood Drive, Bourne

Party: Lincolnshire Independent

Things have to change, Bourne and the surrounding areas deserve better.

This is a very hard working area. We need to cut excessive council spending and re-direct those funds into services for the public.

All the projects on my election leaflet have been self-funded and carried out in my own time independently.

If you decide to support me, it will be an honour to represent you at the decision making meetings, unafraid to speak up and persist on your behalf.

Bourne Abbey

Name: Roberta Britton

Age: Not given

Address: Millfield Road, Morton

Party: Labour

The worst aspect of failed responsibility at county is poor provision for care of the elderly in their homes. The controlling group appears to respond to areas of influence and ignores others completely. Morton has been trying to get a crossing over the A15 for years yet Bourne is given seldom-used crossings at the drop of a hat. Bourne has been abandoned by adult education provision. Your rates are paying for all this provision that amounts to practically nothing for Bourne people - time for a change.

Name: Alan Galland

Age: Not given

Address: Fulmar Court, Doddington Park, Lincoln

Party: British National Party

No personal statement supplied

Name: Trevor Holmes

Age: 68

Address: Poplar Crescent, Bourne

Party: Independent

As the local independent candidate I believe it's people who matter, not politics. It's about supporting this community, not failing it. It's about respecting the residents and their needs. It's about improving services, not seeking to downgrade them. It's about using our council tax wisely and well. It's about having a councillor who will speak up for you in Lincoln, not just locally'. Help me to fight for you.

Name: Peter Morris

Age: 55

Address: Kirkby Underwood Road, Aslackby

Party: Liberal Democrats

It's time to end the two party system in Westminster and the total Tory domination in Lincolnshire. Liberal Democrats believe that decisions affecting Lincolnshire should made in Lincolnshire not in London or by Qangos.

Proportional representation would make both MPs and local councillors truly accountable. More still needs to done to improve the A15 crossroads in Morton and I call for safer school routes and cycle routes in Bourne.

Name: Sue Woolley

Age: Not given

Address: Victoria Grove, Morton

Party: Conservative

I will continue to make sure the voice of Bourne and surrounding villages is heard loud and clear in Lincoln. I am delighted to have led a successful campaign encouraging people to shop locally as well as ensuring one of the next children's centres will be built in Bourne.

As chairman of the South Lincolnshire Community Safety Partnership I shall continue to demand appropriate policing resources for the area.

Regardless of party politics I will always listen.

Name: Michael Bossingham

Age: Not given

Address: Wade Park Avenue, Deeping St James

Party: Green Party

I am a Methodist Minister and married to Ann, the Minister for the Methodist Church at The Deepings.

I left the Labour Party over the introduction of tuition fees and the Iraq War.

I was delighted to discover that the Green Party opposed both of these.

I believe that caring for the environment is of paramount importance, but also believes that the Green Party stands for much more than this.

I am keen to see public transport made more usable and reliable in our area.

Name: Mike Exton

Age: 68

Address: Churchill Road, Stamford

Party: Conservative

I don't make promises, I just want to pursue the wishes of the electorate to help them as much as possible with any problems or concerns they have in the Deepings and Frognall. I want to do my best to represent all of the elective irrespective of party politics. I want to continue to support local organisations with improved facilities, especially with regards to sports so everyone can benefit.

Name: Philip Hammersley

Age: Not given

Address: Swift Close, Deeping St James

Party: Liberal Democrats

No personal statement supplied

Folkingham Rural

Name: Timothy Bradley

Age: 56

Address: Corby Road, Swayfield

Party: Lincolnshire Independents

As an Independent, I feel I can come to the job with an open mind and will be able to consider issues simply on their merits, without being told what to think.

I am 56, have lived and worked in this area very happily all my life and we have brought up our family here.

I hope I am progressive, caring and have enough experience and common sense to stand as a candidate.

Name: David Burling

Age: Not given

Address: Commercial Road, Grantham

Party: Labour

No personal statement supplied

Name: Martin Hill

Age: Not given

Address: Rippingale Road, Kirkby Underwood

Party: Conservative

I have lived and worked locally for over 40 years successfully representing and helping to improve the area since 1993. A parish councillor, school governor and council leader since 2005. The county council has kept our council tax one of the lowest nationally whilst improving services in all areas and investing in new roads,schools and crime prevention for example. We are committed to sound finance and high standards in public office. Those who are not should be removed from their position.

Name: Janire Morris

Age: 36

Address: Kirkby Underwood Road, Aslackby

Party: Liberal Democrats

I joined the Liberal Democrats because I believe that decisions affecting Lincolnshire should be made in Lincolnshire not in London or by unelected quangos. I successfully campaigned against the threatened closure of all the family planning clinics in Lincolnshire. I am 36 and live in Aslackby and have lived and worked locally for six years. It is time to end the two party system in Westminster and the total Tory domination in Lincolnshire.

Name: Chris Robinson

Age: Not given

Address: Water Lane, South Witham

Party: British National Party

In a depression a 6.5 per cent rise in council tax above forecast IRP is scandalous, as is 1.2 trillion of national debt caused by seven years of runaway public expenditure at four per cent per annum above inflation. The BNP speaks for hard pressed working people and particularly those whose economic and social interests have suffered from EU open labour laws and uncontrolled immigration.

 
 
 

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