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Who can I vote for in Lincolnshire at the May 6 election?




Candidates standing in the May 6 election for Lincolnshire County Council have been announced.

All wards in this area have at least two people standing, with Stamford West the most hotly contested, where five people are putting themselves forward.

Notable names are Independent candidate 'The Chocolate Man Hansen' - real name Jan Hansen, owner of a chocolate shop - who is standing against Conservative Martin Hill, who has been leader of the county council since 2005, and Labour and Co-operative Party candidate Paul Richardson.

Candidates have been announced for the Lincolnshire County Council election
Candidates have been announced for the Lincolnshire County Council election

The current leader of South Kesteven District Council, Conservative Kelham Cooke, now wants to join the county council too, and is in the running against fellow district councillor Harrish Bisnauthsing (Lib Dem) and Labour candidate Chris Burke.

A full list of those standing in this area is as follows:

Stamford East

Harrish Bisnauthsing (Lib Dem)

Chris Burke (Lab)

Kelham Cooke (Con)

Stamford West

Steve Carroll (Ind)

Angela Carter-Begbie (Ind)

Richard Cleaver (Ind)

Owen Pugh (Con)

Jo Winterbourne (Lab)

Bourne North and Morton

Barry Hare (Lab)

Sue Woolley (Con)

Bourne South and Thurlby

Bob Mumby (Lab and Co-op)

Robert Reid (Con)

Deepings East

Phil Dilks (Ind)

Barry Dobson (Con)

Deepings West and Rural

Ashley Baxter (Ind)

Andrew Halfhide (Con)

Colsterworth Rural

Bob Adams (Con)

Rob Shorrock (Lab)

Folkingham

The Chocolate Man Hansen (Ind)

Martin Hill (Con)

Paul Richardson (Lab and Co-op)

Lincolnshire County Council candidates are being invited to submit a piece for publication at the end of April.

Anyone who is standing and has not seen their invitation can contact smeditor@stamfordmercury.co.uk for details.

Candidates standing for the Police and Crime Commissioner roles in Rutland and Lincolnshire are due to be announced later.



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