The Liberal Democrats have named their candidate to fight the Grantham and Stamford constituency parliamentary election, which covers Bourne, in May.
Harrish Bisnauthsing is a long serving district and town councillor in Stamford and was the prospective parliamentary candidate at the 2010 election.
At his selection meeting, Harrish pledged “to work hard to bring the Liberal Democrat message to the people of Grantham and Stamford” as well as to fight for “a fairer society, a stronger economy” and to make a commitment to “educational opportunity”.
Harrish said: “As a Liberal Democrat, I am passionate about civil liberties, a good deal for pensioners, parents and young people and making Britain more democratic.”
He was born in Mauritius and came to Britain more than 40 years ago.
Harrish served in the RAF for ten years as a radar technician. He later set up his own computer business.
He is married to Pamela and they have three adult children.
The chairman of South Lincolnshire Liberal Democrats, Brian Withnall, said: “Harrish is enthusiastically involved in the life of his community and is respected by people of all parties and of none as a person who listens to and addresses the problems of the people he represents in Stamford.
“Harris is truly a local candidate and I know of no better street campaigner.”