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Voting for Wendy Liles for Billinghay Rural

Wendy is the only candidate who you can see is already working solidly in our villages Ring to find out more!  07759 119135 Election 14th December 2023     From Wendy Liles Local, Lincolnshire Independent, Reliable, already working solidly in our communities Chair of Billinghay Parish Council Volunteer at the surgery, representing patients Caring, working

Voting for Wendy Liles for Billinghay Rural2023-11-29T13:42:30+00:00

Mayor or no Mayor?

Comment from Marianne Overton MBE, Leader of the Lincolnshire Independents and of Independent Group at the Local Government Association More conservative lunacy ?– first we had the elected PCC and now they are proposing an elected Mayor? What next? The Lincolnshire “Devo Deal” adds bureaucracy and cost, for little gain to Lincolnshire. This is a

Mayor or no Mayor?2023-12-08T17:13:53+00:00

Independents lead a clean-up campaign

Independents lead a clean-up campaign The proposal for action was put forward by Lincolnshire Independent, Cllr Marianne Overton MBE,  sparking a powerful debate at Lincolnshire County Council and unanimous agreement to tackle the issue head-on. “Every day, our rivers, lakes and beaches are being poisoned with sewerage. It has got to stop. Local residents are

Independents lead a clean-up campaign2023-09-15T17:44:10+00:00

Closing Railway Ticket Offices

LINCOLNSHIRE INDEPENDENTS ASK COUNCIL TO TAKE ACTION ON TICKET OFFICE CLOSURE - Deadline today “The closure of Sleaford and Grantham Ticket Offices will cause chaos, confusion, mayhem and anxiety to residents in our area, especially older people, the disabled and those who cannot use new technology,” said Sleaford Cllr Ann Mear. Marianne Overton, Leader of

Closing Railway Ticket Offices2023-09-01T11:20:39+00:00

What does the Uxbridge by-election mean for the future of Independent politics?

Attending the Uxbridge and Ruislip by-election, following Boris Johnson’s resignation, I saw the Conservative Party vote fall from 25,351 in 2019 to 13, 965, which was close enough for a recount. There was a very full set of candidates with plenty of choice of Independents and party members. 11 out of 17 candidates attended the

What does the Uxbridge by-election mean for the future of Independent politics?2023-07-25T19:56:33+00:00

Just what does a Councillor do?

Just what does a Councillor do? Hamish Watt from Branston Community College had the chance to find out this week. On work experience, he joined Independent Cllr Marianne Overton MBE for a week that included the Lincolnshire Show. First listening to residents in Hammond Hall, Bassingham, at their weekly coffee morning, concerns were raised about

Just what does a Councillor do?2023-06-24T01:57:18+00:00

Let’s Celebrate!

Thursday 1st June 7.30pm Barge and Bottle, Sleaford Please join us at the Barge and Bottle for a short talk and social to celebrate our elections and plan our next campaigns. Carre Street, Sleaford, NG34 7TW Carpark opposite in Money's yard https://www.thebargeandbottle.co.uk/

Let’s Celebrate!2023-06-01T10:25:21+00:00

Thank you!

Huge thanks to everyone for terrific support in these elections for our Lincolnshire Independent Councillors. In North Kesteven, all our current Lincolnshire Independents who stood, topped their polls and were re-elected. One member got almost a thousand votes. Thank you to Glenn Tinsley for his work, stepping down for now. Thanks to our members who

Thank you!2023-06-17T14:42:06+00:00

Please Vote Lincolnshire Independent

This election matters to every one of us. Local Councils control or influence almost everything about our daily lives, in the streets and in our homes.  Councils are tackling climate change, improving town centres, local economies, education, health and care. If you care about our community, please vote. Lincolnshire Independents are your voice on our

Please Vote Lincolnshire Independent2023-04-26T18:24:14+00:00

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