Jack isn’t the lad - he’s a poll-topping Tory councillor

Jack McLean is congratulated by MP John Hayes. SG080515-212TW
Jack McLean is congratulated by MP John Hayes. SG080515-212TW
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South Holland District Council is believed to have its youngest ever member – Jack McLean who topped the poll in Spalding St John’s Ward with 1,017 votes.

His victory came at the expense of a sitting member, Independent Roger Perkins.

Jack McLean is congratulated by MP John Hayes. SG080515-212TW

Jack McLean is congratulated by MP John Hayes. SG080515-212TW

Fellow Independent Graham Dark kept his seat, with 821 votes, and Coun McLean is looking forward to working alongside him.

Coun McLean said: “I have got from today exactly what I have been looking for since I started and I am very glad to say that myself and Graham Dark will be able to work together over the next four years.”

Coun McLean is a web developer with Spalding firm Drive By Websites.

MP John Hayes – who attended the count – was delighted to see younger faces joining the experienced Tory group.

He said: “We have secured our hold on South Holland District Council for another term and, really exceptionally, we have a lot of new, younger councillors so the average age of our group is decades younger than the average of other councils in the area.”