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Kate Cook announced as new NKDC councillor for Osbournby

By CWilson_TG  |  Posted: April 25, 2014

Cllr Kate Cook
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Conservative candidate Kate Cook gained the most votes at the Osbournby by-election at North Kesteven District Council that took place yesterday.

Cllr Cook won with 312 votes over Fay Cooper (Lincolnshire Independent) with 269, Robert Greetham (Labor) with 38 votes and George Richardson (Liberal Democrat) with 9 votes.

The Osbournby by-election was held for the seat vacated by the late Jim Cook.

The turnout was 33.8 per cent.

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  • Pete67  |  April 27 2014, 6:39PM

    Maybe if UKIP had a candidate in they might have got more votes cast altogether.

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  • Holdingham  |  April 26 2014, 2:10PM

    Ascerbia: I agree with your comments in general. The localism act is about, and enabling, communities to become invovled in developing their own plans. It is trying, I presume, to reduce local bureacracy and enable this to happen. However the arguments below are stereotyped party political arguments: whereas the winner of this election is a mother of young children whom I would hope, in this day and age, is the type of person who can be involved in this process. Judge her on her achievements, in future elections. The poll is over and now judge her on results.

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  • Ascerbia  |  April 26 2014, 12:10PM

    Holdingham - is not the Localism Act about people not government? In which case we should be looking at ways of involving communities? Clearly what we're doing now isn't achieving that. The last thing Lincolnshire needs is more government.

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  • Holdingham  |  April 26 2014, 9:54AM

    She had, on the day of the poll, the backing of half those who voted. Therefore she got elected. Those who didn't vote, but didn't like the result, have only themselves to blame. Be pleased that, in this country, resisdents have the right to vote, unlike many other more undemocratic Countries. The means and ability of communities to try and affect things are available. Hopefully Eric Pickles will see the light and put more powers into the Localism act.

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  • Ascerbia  |  April 26 2014, 8:26AM

    Just under 50% of a 33% turnout - so she has the backing of 16% of the constituents and is representing the area despite 84% of voters not supporting her. Time for a re-think on how we undertake local government, people are clearly not engaged with the current system.

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  • GrahamKSmith  |  April 25 2014, 11:34AM

    It appears that, in Osbournby, the LibDem candidate's popularity waned to the extent that he failed to get everyone who signed his nomination paper to vote for him.

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