Michael Bossingham elected to Market Deeping Town Council

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A new town councillor has been elected.

Voters chose Michael Bossingham to fill the vacant seat on Market Deeping Town Council during a by-election yesterday (Thursday).

Coun Bossingham, 59, of Wade Park Avenue, Market Deeping, represents the Green Party and replaces Richard Appleyard, who stepped down because of work commitments.

Coun Bossingham got 252 votes in yesterday’s election, beating Roy Bell who received 195.

Speaking today (Friday), he said: “I am delighted to be elected and will do my best to serve the people of Market Deeping.

“I am particularly keen on fighting for buses and public transport. We saw a bus service withdrawn from Deeping St James and that has made life difficult for a lot of people.

“I also want to keep Market Deeping a nice place to live.”

Coun Bossingham is a methodist minister and runs the Family Friendly Churches Trust, which encourages churches to do more to be accessible to children.

He has previously stood for election to South Kesteven District Council and Lincolnshire County Council, although was unsuccessful both times.

Mr Bell served as deputy mayor on the council from 2010 before losing his seat in 2011.