Monday, 15 March 2010

GE2010: Sleaford & North Hykeham: Opposition Leader at County Council Declares Candidacy

Lincolnshire County Council's Leader of the Opposition, Cllr. Mrs. Marianne Overton, Lincolnshire Independents (Branston and Navenby Division) has announced that she will be standing as an independent candidate for Sleaford and North Hykeham seat at the General Election widely expected to take place on Thursday, 6th May 2010.
Cllr. Mrs. Overton will face stiff competion to defeat Conservative Candidate, and favourite, Mr. Stephen Phillips, to secure a seat in the House of Commons.

Mr Douglas Hogg MP, who became a focus during the MPs Expenses Scandal last year due to claims he made for moat cleaning costs, is standing down at the next election.

Cllr. Mrs. Overton, who lives in Welbourn, south of Lincoln, spoke to the Lincolnshire Echo and said that attracting more resources into all areas of the constituency and easing traffic congestion were key issues.
"I think the best MPs are the ones that have roots in the local community, understand the issues and work closely in partnership with local government."
The declared candidates for the Sleaford & North Hykeham Constituency at the 2010 General Election are:

Mr. Roger Doughty, United Kingsdom Independence Party
Mr. David Harding-Price, Liberal Democrat
Mr. James Norminton, Labour
Cllr. Mrs. Marianne Overton, Lincolnshire Independent
Mr. Stephen Phillips, Conservative

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