Polls open for Lincolnshire County Council by-election in Stamford

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Five candidates will contest a by-election for the vacant Stamford North seat on Lincolnshire County Council.

The polls opened at 7am today (Thursday) and will close at 10pm. The seat has been vacant since the death of Lincolnshire Independent councillor John Hicks at the start of October.

The five candidates for the seat are as follows:

Mark Ashberry, Kenwick Drive, Grantham (Labour).

Harrish Bisnauthsing, St George’s Street, Stamford (Lib Dem).

Robert Foulkes, Oak Road, Stamford (UKip).

Matthew Lee, Pinfold Lane, Stamford (Conservative).

Max Sawyer, Waverley Gardens, Stamford (Lincolnshire Independents).

Polling stations are at Stamford Free Church in Kesteven Road, the communal room at Edmonds Close, and the children’s centre at Bluecoat Primary School.