ELECTION: Conservatives sweep the board at West Lindsey District Council Market Rasen count #GE2015

Thomas Smith with Manjeet Gill
Thomas Smith with Manjeet Gill

Market and Middle Rasen has three new Conservative councillors sitting on West Lindsey District Council

Hugo Marfleet polled 1,920 votes, John McNeill 1,871 and Thomas Smith 1,523 votes. He becomes West Lindsey’s youngest ever councillor at 20.

Lib Dem Ken Bridger lost his seat after polling 1,094 votes and Middle Rasen Independent Geoff Wiseman lost his, receiving just 383 votes.

This is the first time the Middle Rasen and Market Rasen wards have been joined together as one in a district election since a revision of the boundaries by the Electoral Commission.

Thomas Smith said he could not put into words his excitement and that he had been interested in politics since he was 8-years-old and wanted to be an MP.

Council leader Jeff Summers summed up: “It’s been a fantastic day and a real reward for all the hard work of Conservative members.”