City of Lincoln Council election candidates – Glebe ward

In total, six candidates are standing in Glebe ward for the City of Lincoln Council elections, which take place on May 7.

Labour councillor Patrick Vaughan is defending his position in the ward against candidates from parties TUSC, Green, Liberal Democrats, Conservative and UKIP.

The candidates standing in Glebe ward are:


Yvonne Bodger – Conservative

No information available


Adam Carnie – Liberal Democrat

Adam Carnie

Adam Carnie

Age: 27

Marital status: Living with partner

What are the main issues affecting your ward, and how would you address them if elected as a city councillor?

We need to have a decent public transport infrastructure to help those that rely on this service. The area needs a bus route that better serves the area in the evening and improvement need to be made on Sundays too.

We should also be investing in cycle routes from Glebe ward to the City Centre and other destinations that are safe for cyclists. This would promote greener modes of transport and also the health and well-being of residents.

What makes you different to the other candidates in your ward?

I am able to listen to people. I would look to meeting with residents on a regular basis and work with them in improving Glebe Ward. My aim would be to make sure the local residents in Glebe ward have a strong local champion.

Tell us something interesting about you that not many people know.

I am a keen cyclist and I am a big admire of adventurer Bear Grylls.


Norman Haigh – Green

Norman Haigh

Norman Haigh

Age: Not provided

Marital status: Not provided

What are the main issues affecting your ward, and how would you address them if elected as a city councillor?

Since the collapse of the banking system the austerity measures that followed have put many hard working people in all sorts of financial difficulties. Many will need help dealing with the bureaucratic organisations for the first time. Living in the ward I’m readily available to help deal with problems as I have for local friends and neighbours since standing down from the council. There are threats from constant changes to the education system and Governments determination to go ahead with fracking the shale that lies beneath the water aquifers in Nottingham and North Lincolnshire from which Lincoln gets its water.

What makes you different to the other candidates in your ward?

I have lived and worked in the ward over several decades. I have experience of helping people with problems through previous experience as a local councillor and secretary of a local community group.

I have also led the local Green Party campaign in support of wind energy in the county through working closely with RWE-Innogy to organise visits to established wind farms and speaking in support at a Public Inquiry. I am also a founder member of Frack Free Lincs. As a founder member of a credit union I would also be keen to combat financial exclusion in the ward.

Tell us something interesting about you that not many people know.

In the past I have run a local community bingo group.


Keri Lowe – TUSC

Keri Lowe

Keri Lowe

Age: 29

Marital status: Living with partner

What are the main issues affecting your ward, and how would you address them if elected as a city councillor?

I believe that the bedroom tax is a big issue in Glebe ward and if I was elected I would work with the residents to campaign for a no eviction policy for non payment. I also believe that there needs to be more facilities for all people and would campaign for better and new facilities on King George’s field such as goal posts and better playground equipment. I feel that young people especially would benefit from these things and would encourage more use of the field.

What makes you different to the other candidates in your ward?

I believe that I’m different to other candidates because I want to get involved in the community and spend time with the residents listening to their views and concerns. I’m also the only candidate who would vote against all cuts.

Tell us something interesting about you that not many people know.

I’ve been involved in fighting against the cuts in downgrading Lincoln North fire station along with other TUSC candidates.


Max Smith – UKIP

Alex Smith

Alex Smith

Age: 20

Marital status: Single

What are the main issues affecting your ward, and how would you address them if elected as a city councillor?

If elected I would push to stop any further cuts to local bus services in the Glebe ward. Do my best to work on measures to ease the traffic situation in and around the ward, working with other interested agencies. I will work to improve community services, ensuring play areas are safe and clean and fly tipping is prosecuted.

What makes you different to the other candidates in your ward?

I will strive to bring the values and policies of UKIP to local government, I desire to give the people local referendums on important local issues instead of letting the councillors decide on your behalf, putting the people of Glebe in charge of their future. Having completed my course in ‘Public Services’ at Lincoln College, I would like to have the chance to put the theory into practise on the City of Lincoln Council as your first UKIP Councillor.

Tell us something interesting about you that not many people know.

I enjoy Marvel films.


Patrick Vaughan – Labour

Patrick Vaughan

Patrick Vaughan

Age: 70

Marital status: Married

What are the main issues affecting your ward, and how would you address them if elected as a city councillor?

Many households are struggling with the effects of the cost of living. Youth unemployment is far too high.We have a desperate shortage of affordable housing.
We need a better supply of well paid employment,more apprenticeship opportunities for our young people and a major programme of housebuilding.

These are all issues that the current Labour council are giving priority to, getting the local economy going again, providing apprenticeships, promoting the Living Wage and building council houses again.

What makes you different to the other candidates in your ward?

I have a strong sense of fairness and social justice. My background in industry has helped me understand the needs of working people and as a former trades unionist I have experience of representing people.

I know the ward well, having represented the area for the past four years, and with regular local advice surgeries have begun to be recognised as someone who cares about the area and is willing to work hard to represent the interests of local people.

I remain energetic and committed to continuing to serve the area over the next four years.

Tell us something interesting about you that not many people know.

When not doing council work, one my hobbies is woodturning using a lathe to produce various useful objects and works of art.