Gainsborough

Conservatives select candidate for next month’s council by-election

The Conservative Party has selected its candidate for the Scotter and Blyton by-election on West Lindsey District Council.

Bruce Allison will be the party’s candidate for the by-election on Thursday, July 27, triggered by the resignation of Adam Duguid one week before the general election.

Ashley Perraton-Williams, chairman of the Gainsborough Constituency Conservative Association, said: “Bruce is a dedicated, local and hardworking individual who has all the qualities to really deliver for local people on the district council.

“He is passionate about the local area and ensuring that rural communities are not left behind, building the resilience of local communities to face future challenges.

“I know that supporting Bruce is the only way local residents will get the district councillor they need.”

Bruce Allison said: “I look forward to meeting and speaking with as many local residents as possible and I hope they will be kind enough to support me.

“Local Conservatives have a strong track record delivering for the district and I want to be part of that team, keeping the council tax low, getting the super-fast broadband coverage we need, protecting communities from unsuitable development and to making West Lindsey a place where people want to visit, enjoy and discover.

“I promise to listen to local residents’ concerns and get action on the shared challenges we face.”

Adam Duguid said: “Bruce is the right candidate to succeed me, he is intelligent and dedicated, having served as a policeman, a local school governor and parish councillor.

“I know he’ll make a great district councillor for the Scotter & Blyton ward.”

West Lindsey District Council leader Jeff Summers added: “I hope that local people will add Bruce to our team, so that local views from the communities of the Scotter & Blyton ward are heard.

“Bruce will bring an invaluable strength of knowledge and experience to our council, strengthening our community commitments for all.”