Familiar faces elected to Caistor Town Council

Parish council election news.
Parish council election news.

The Caistor Town Council election saw many familiar faces retain their seats - and several new councillors voted in.

Existing councillors who held onto their seat on the council include Deborah Barker (529 votes), Alan Caine (975 votes), Jacqui Hughes (573 votes), Carol Mackenzie (560 votes), Steven Millson (499 votes), Martin Sizer (805 votes), Alan Thomas Somerscales (684 votes) and Michael Stopper (469 votes).

The new councillors elected to Caistor Town Council are as follows: Jayne Bowman (474 votes), Baz Burnett (441 votes), Angela Clark (600 votes), Michael Galligan (822 votes), Clive Rudd (465 votes) and Jon Wright (670 votes).

The unsuccessful candidates were Stewart Davey (438 votes), Mark Hughes (342 votes), Ronald Lyus (399 votes), Howard Scott (230 votes), Ian Short (368 votes), Shona Wall (406 votes) and David Wright (310 votes).

The first meeting of the new council takes place tomorrow, Thursday, May 14 at 7pm in Caistor Town Hall.

There will be a 10-minute public forum between 7pm and 7.10pm when members of the public may ask questions, or make short statements to the council.

In Market Rasen, the number of candidates who put themselves forward was not greater than the number of seats.

This meant there was not and election for Market Rasen Town Council.

Instead the council will co-opt members.

Market Rasen Town Council last year faced problems filling its vacancies by co-option.

But the town council said it was relieved it would not face the cost of running an election.