Lincolnshire Independents

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Lincolnshire Independents
Leader Marianne Overton
Founded 18 July 2008
Ideology Localism

Lincolnshire Independents is a British political party based in the county of Lincolnshire. They were founded in July 2008.

Local Government[edit]

At the 2009 election, Lincolnshire Independents stood 19 candidates for Lincolnshire County Council of whom four were elected.

Four years later, they increased their representation to nine seats and polled 10.4% of the votes cast county-wide.[5]

As of February 2015, Lincolnshire Independents hold eight seats on the county council.[6]

Parliamentary Elections[edit]

Their leader, Marianne Overton MBE, stood for Sleaford & North Hykeham in the 2010 general election.[7][8] and retained her deposit by gaining more than 5% of the vote. She came fourth with 3,806 votes (6.4%).[9][10] Campaign director Mark Horn, a Conservative Party member for 23 years who resigned as a county councillor in 2008,[11] stood in Grantham and Stamford,[12] receiving 929 votes (1.8%). In Louth and Horncastle, Daniel Simpson gained 576 votes (1.1%).

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