By-election candidates announced for Kirkby La Thorpe and South Kyme

The existing districtNK logo, now seen as stark and dated after 12 years of use. EMN-180418-131115001
The existing districtNK logo, now seen as stark and dated after 12 years of use. EMN-180418-131115001

Candidates for a by-election for a North Kesteven District Council wards set to take place next month have been announced.

Coun Julia Harrison has stepped down from the Kirkby La Thorpe and South Kyme ward due to ill health, sparking the election which will be held on Thursday, May 24.

The candidates who will be campaigning for the ward have been announced as: Dean Robert Harlow (Conservative), Mervyn Paul Head (Lincolnshire Independents), Sue Hislop (Liberal Democrats) and James David Thomas (Labour).

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