Candidate nominations in for NKDC elections

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A total of 84 people have put themselves forward for election to North Kesteven District Council.

The council is made up of 43 councillors representing 26 wards, with the wards having either one, two or three members each.

Contests will take place in 24 of the 26 wards, where there are more people seeking election than there are vacancies.

There will be no contest in the North Hykeham Witham Ward where Councillor Ross Little remains as a Conservative.

Similarly, there will be no contest in the Eagle, Swinderby & Witham St Hughs Ward where Councillors Sally Appleby and Barbara Wells remain for the Conservatives and North Kesteven Independents respectively.

Three current councillors are standing down without contesting their seats – Councillor Ian Cartwright in Ashby de la Launde & Cranwell; Councillor David Dickinson in Kirkby la Thorpe & South Kyme; and Councillor Helen Clark in North Hykeham Mill.

The Conservative Party has fielded a candidate in each ward, with Lincolnshire Independents contesting 15 wards; UKIP six; Labour two; the Liberal Democrats two, and Green Party and TUSC one each.

All other candidates are standing as Independents.

The elections take place on May 7 alongside a poll for the general election.

A full list of candidates up for election by ward can be found on NKDC’s website.

See the full list of candidates for the MP candidates across Lincolnshire and follow our coverage on our Elections 2015 page.