Leader Jeff in Rasen hunt for Tory council candidates

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Jeff Summers, the leader of Conservative-controlled West Lindsey District Council, has a few job vacancies to fill.

They might not be well-paid, but he says the work is immensely satisfying.

Gainsborough Conservative Association is busily seeking candidates for this year’s May 7 Elections, which include District, Town/Parish Councils, and the General Election.

“We are still looking for three candidates for Market Rasen. We have two people possibly who are sitting there and thinking about it and they won’t make their mind up. They are a mix of party activists and well-known local personalities,” he said.

Market Rasen currently has two district councillors- Tory Burt Keimach, who is retiring from the district to focus on being a County Councillor, plus Liberal Democrat Ken Bridger, who also sits on the town council. This year, boundary changes means Middle Rasen now comes under Market Rasen, making a three-member ward.

For Caistor, Owen Brierly and Angela Lawrence are again Tory candidates, but overall the party has 10 of 26 vacancies to fill.

“I seek people who have an interest in helping their communities. I enjoy the work, I enjoy helping people, making a difference, making change in what is necessary,” Coun Summers said. He expects his party to gain seats citing a record to stand on, including four-years with no council tax rise.