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

Lincolnshire Independents is a British political party based in the county of Lincolnshire. They were founded in July 2008.[1][2][3]

Local Government[edit]

At the 2009 election, Lincolnshire Independents stood 19 candidates for Lincolnshire County Council of whom four were elected.[4]

Four years later, they increased their representation to nine seats and polled 10.4% of the votes cast county-wide.[5]

As of February 2015, Lincolnshire Independents hold eight seats on the county council.[6]

Parliamentary Elections[edit]

Their leader, Marianne Overton MBE, stood for Sleaford & North Hykeham in the 2010 general election.[7][8] and retained her deposit by gaining more than 5% of the vote. She came fourth with 3,806 votes (6.4%).[9][10] Campaign director Mark Horn, a Conservative Party member for 23 years who resigned as a county councillor in 2008,[11] stood in Grantham and Stamford,[12] receiving 929 votes (1.8%). In Louth and Horncastle, Daniel Simpson gained 576 votes (1.1%).[13]

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. ^ http://uk.sitestat.com/lincolnshire/lincolnshire/s?Home.local-democracy.about-your-county-councillor.elections.Download.48503&ns_type=pdf&ns_url=http://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk//Download/48503
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ http://lincolnshire.moderngov.co.uk/mgMemberIndex.aspx?FN=PARTY&VW=LIST&PIC=0
  7. ^ "Four-way election race to be Hogg's successor". Lincolnshire Echo. Lincoln, United Kingdom. March 15, 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-16. 
  8. ^ "Going head-to-head for the hottest seat in town". Lincolnshire Echo. 14 April 2010. Retrieved 8 May 2010. 
  9. ^ "Breaking news - Conservative landslide win in Sleaford and North Hykeham". Sleaford Standard. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 8 May 2010. 
  10. ^ "Independent candidate admits being beaten by the 'big three'". Sleaford Standard. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 8 May 2010. 
  11. ^ "Maverick Mark determined to change way county is run". Bourne Local. 8 August 2008. Retrieved 8 May 2010. 
  12. ^ Williams, Annabelle (28 April 2010). "Interview: Lincolnshire Independents". Total Politics. Retrieved 8 May 2010. 
  13. ^ 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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