District councillor promises ‘to do his best’ after double polls win

Market Deeping district and town councillor Bob Broughton with town crier Amanda Bosworth (left) and ex-town mayor Xan Collins.  Photo by Jonathan Smith.
Market Deeping district and town councillor Bob Broughton with town crier Amanda Bosworth (left) and ex-town mayor Xan Collins. Photo by Jonathan Smith.
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Voters in Market Deeping have voted in new town and district councillors, with the same candidate topping both polls.

Coun Robert Broughton (68) was in a state of shock after he was elected with the most votes to serve as one of three South Kesteven District Council members for Market and West Deeping.

I just let the people of Market and West Deeping decide whether I’ve worked hard enough, so I must be doing something right.

Coun Robert Broughton, South Kesteven District Council member for Market and West Deeping

Elections for both the district council and Market Deeping Town Council took place on Thursday, seven weeks after the general election due to the tragic death of former Market Deeping mayor Reg Knight in a car crash two months ago.

Coun Broughton, who has been an Independent district and town councillor for eight years and 24 years respectively, said: “I can’t believe it because I didn’t even do a leaflet drop.

“I just let the people of Market and West Deeping decide whether I’ve worked hard enough, so I must be doing something right.

“Market Deeping is a town that I love and I want to give a bit back, so I’m going to do my best as a district and town councillor.”

The other district councillors elected were former Deeping St James Parish Council member Ashley Baxter (Independent) and Conservative Nick Neilson.”