District councillor candidates on hunt for votes
VOTERS in the Chapel St Leonards area will be going to the polls to elect a new district councillor.
The by-election on East Lindsey District Council will take place on Thursday, October 3.
There are five candidates for the position representing Labour, UKIP, Conservative and two independents.
Who ever wins the seat will join Councillor Hazel Newcombe who also represents the ward on the district authority.
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Valid until: Tuesday, December 31 2013
Voters will be informed by post of which polling station they need to vote at.
Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm.
Richard Enderby – Independent
I DEPLORE what political parties have done to our local council.
UKIP, although seeking change in Europe, have a candidate who doesn't even live in the area.
I live locally, am standing because I care about local issues, and accuse the Conservative controlled council of ignoring the area between Mablethorpe and Skegness unless they want to impose something on us.
Where is our share of funding?
When it is not their responsibility they do not support us e.g. proposed turbines, cable routes, and a much needed new surgery. I am fighting hard for these and more.
Their planning and caravan policies are bizarre in my opinion.
I am a school governor, parish councillor, and member of the local patient group because I want to make things better.
To help me fight for our area please vote for me. I will be answerable to you – not a political party.
Fiona Brown – Labour Party
WE need investment in Chapel St Leonards and in Hogsthorpe, Anderby and Anderby Creek to bring out the very best of the area for residents and visitors to enjoy.
As a local resident, people tell me they want a much stronger, local voice who will challenge poor planning decisions, who will make sure the villages get a better share of resources from East Lindsey, that our streets and beautiful beaches are clear of mess and litter and our roads and pavements are made safe.
Young people need a better deal and our health and social care services are creaking at the seams.
Local people need good representation and a candidate who can cut across all the red tape of local government and stand up for public services.
I will put people and communities first, keep you informed, and work hard to get things done.
Giles Crust – UKIP
I AM a great believer in the democracy held so dear by the people of England.
All members of the ruling party have to vote according to the instructions of the leaders and do not have the option to vote with their conscience or for the wishes of their constituents.
No one will instruct me how to vote, I will use my vote to the benefit of you.
I represent you on the Lindsey Marsh Drainage Board and believe the provision of good drainage and flood protection is of paramount importance to the people of this ward, to protect the value of your property and keep your insurance costs down.
East Lindsey leaders have consistently tried to reduce the spend on drainage over the last few years. I will resist this to protect you and your property from flooding.
A vote for Giles Crust is a vote to protect your democracy and give you democratic representation at East Lindsey.
Kevin Sharpe – Conservative
I WAS born in Skegness in 1958 and lived in Chapel St Leonards and Hogsthorpe all my life.
I was the elected candidate two years ago so I know how the system works.
As the Conservative party have the majority in East Lindsey, to vote for me will give you a voice on the inside. For the next two years things will get done in the village and not in other areas as what happens now.
We all know how the doctor's surgery struggles to cope with the numbers in the summer but there is planning permission to build a much large surgery in the village – more effort should be directed to bring this to fruition to benefit the local residents.
Nearly all the roads in the area are in a very poor state of repair. There should daily lobbying to the county council to put this problem right.
They have switched the lights off on the A52 so let's have the money saved spent on the roads in chapel ward.
Mel Turton-Leivers – Independent
I AM Mel Turton-Leivers – and I am not related to, or associated with, anyone with a similar name in this area.
I was elected to Chapel St Leonards Parish Council in 2011 to bring 'new blood' to the council and to contribute to my community with fresh ideas.
I believe that in this brief time I have achieved a great deal in helping Chapel St Leonards make positive progress towards being an even better community.
I am fully committed to the community.
I listen to what residents and visitors say, both when I am out and about in the village, and during my Saturday morning 'surgeries' held in the parish office, and act appropriately upon what I hear.
As the council's responsible finance officer, I have kept a tight rein on the public's finances to ensure that improvements have been possible without any increase in the precept.
If elected, I shall bring the same energy and commitment, putting my ward and the people in it first.