Lincolnshire County Council elections: Grantham North-West Division

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Have your say

Candidates standing in the local elections on Thursday are pleading their case, hoping to win your votes.

Each hopeful has submitted up to 150 words about themselves, their approaches and what they believe to be priorities in both the electoral divisions in which they stand and the county as a whole.

One county councillor will be elected for each division, and will serve a four-year term.

Voters will be heading to their nearest polling stations on Thursday between 7am and 10pm, to elect their candidates.

Poll cards have been sent to all registered electors eligible to vote. If you are not registered, it is too late to do so as the deadline for applications was April 17.

* Richard Davies - Conservative

Richard writes: “I know Grantham has a great deal to offer.“With the current economic difficulties it is now more important than ever to ensure that our county council is run efficiently and effectively to support our town.

“We have seen an unprecedented amount of investment in Grantham such as the Market Place and Westgate improvements.

“We need to do more to make our streets and neighbourhoods safe for young and old alike but also develop the opportunities that will make Grantham an even better place to live, work and raise a family.”

* David Burling - Labour

David writes: “You have the opportunity to vote for a real change. If you want a councillor whose politics are grounded in the community that he represents , then vote for me. If you want someone who will stand up for your concerns and the issues that matter to you, then vote for me.

“The current administration has had 14 years since Grantham’s first masterplan to make a difference. They have failed. Their time is up.

“I want to make a real difference. I want to bring our communities together to build a brighter future for Grantham. A future without limits.”

“Vote David Burling for Grantham North West.”