Lincolnshire Independents

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Lincolnshire Independents
Leader Marianne Overton
Founded 18 July 2008 (2008-07-18)
Ideology Localism
Politics of the United Kingdom
Political parties
Elections

The Lincolnshire Independents form a British political party in Lincolnshire, founded in July 2008.[1][2][3]

Local Government[edit]

2013

The party has 9 councillors on Lincolnshire County Council all gained at the United Kingdom local elections, 2013 in which they contested certain wards and won overall 10.4% of the votes cast.[4]

2009

Lincolnshire Independents won their first 4 to 5 seats at this level in 2009 (the allied Boston Bypass Independents winning one seat at the Lincoln County Hall chamber).[5][6][7]

Elections to Westminster[edit]

Their leader, Marianne Overton, stood for Sleaford & North Hykeham in the 2010 general election.[8][9] and retained her deposit by gaining more than 5% of the vote. She came fourth with 3,806 votes (6.4%), with the winner's perecentage being among the highest 10% nationally, at 51.6%.[10][11] Campaign director Mark Horn, a Conservative Party member for 23 years who resigned as a county councillor in 2008,[12] stood in Grantham and Stamford,[13] receiving 929 votes (1.8%). In Louth and Horncastle, Daniel Simpson gained 576 votes (1.1%).[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lincolnshire Independents – Lincolnshire First! A New Political Force in Lincolnshire". Cllr Mrs Marianne Overton's blog. Marianne Overton. 2008-09-05. Retrieved 2009-10-28. 
  2. ^ "Register of political parties". Lincolnshire Independents Lincolnshire First. The Electoral Commission. 2009-12-19. Retrieved 2009-10-28. 
  3. ^ Montgomery, Patricia (12 November 2009). "Lincolnshire Independents, A New Political Force in Lincolnshire". LincsMag. Retrieved 27 February 2010. 
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ "Labour humilliated in election [sic]". Lincolnshire Echo. 5 June 2009. Retrieved 8 May 2010. 
  6. ^ "Tories make gains in county elections". Lincolnshire Echo. 5 June 2009. Retrieved 8 May 2010. 
  7. ^ "Tories romp home in Lincolnshire". BBC News. 5 June 2009. Retrieved 8 May 2010. 
  8. ^ "Four-way election race to be Hogg's successor". Lincolnshire Echo. Lincoln, United Kingdom. March 15, 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-16. 
  9. ^ "Going head-to-head for the hottest seat in town". Lincolnshire Echo. 14 April 2010. Retrieved 8 May 2010. 
  10. ^ "Breaking news - Conservative landslide win in Sleaford and North Hykeham". Sleaford Standard. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 8 May 2010. 
  11. ^ "Independent candidate admits being beaten by the 'big three'". Sleaford Standard. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 8 May 2010. 
  12. ^ "Maverick Mark determined to change way county is run". Bourne Local. 8 August 2008. Retrieved 8 May 2010. 
  13. ^ Williams, Annabelle (28 April 2010). "Interview: Lincolnshire Independents". Total Politics. Retrieved 8 May 2010. 
  14. ^ Browne, Duncan (7 May 2010). "BREAKING NEWS: Sir Peter Tapsell re-elected as Louth and Horncastle MP". Horncastle News. Retrieved 8 May 2010. 

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