POLITICS: Councillors say ‘thanks’ for your votes

Tracey Carter (right) celebrates with fellow new Conservative councillors Jo Reynolds and Jack McLean.
Tracey Carter (right) celebrates with fellow new Conservative councillors Jo Reynolds and Jack McLean.
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South Holland District Council Elections 2015:

Just a quick letter to say “thank you so much” to everyone that voted for me, and helped and supported me during the election.

I am thrilled to be elected and really looking forward to being able to represent Holbeach alongside Francis and also Paul.

Congratulations to everyone that worked so hard and who also got elected. There are a number of newly-elected candidates, like myself, that I feel really will work so hard to represent their areas and I look forward to working with them.

Also I would like to say thank you to the Free Press and Spalding Guardian who featured all candidates in their papers. It gave readers a good chance to be able to read about us and learn a little more.

So once again, many thanks indeed everyone and I look forward to the challenge ahead.

Coun Tracey Carter


I would like to thank all the residents of Pinchbeck and Surfleet ward who put their trust in me, by voting for me. I am honoured to be one of those elected. Firstly, I must thank returning officer, Anna Graves, and the hard-working teams at the polling stations and later at the verification and the count. The whole event was extremely well-organised and conducted with quiet efficiency and good humour.

I would also like to thank my fellow elected Conservative councillors, James Avery and Elizabeth Sneath, for their energy and good humour, even at the most testing of times. I am grateful to our opponents for standing, particularly Geoff Garner, who conducted a civilised and honest campaign.

A dedicated group of volunteers have helped us by delivering leaflets, displaying posters, lending sites for banners, acting as polling agents and signing my nomination papers. Thank you all!

Thank you too, to my children, all of whom were leaflet deliverers; I wish they could have been at the declaration. Finally, a big thank you to my husband, who has put up with my worries, made many helpful suggestions and promoted my cause loyally.

I look forward to representing the interests of all residents in the ward during the next four years; thank you for giving me the opportunity.

Coun Sally Slade

Pinchbeck and Surfleet

May I take this opportunity to thank electors who voted for me, and other Independent candidates .

I am delighted to be re-elected to serve the residents of Spalding Monks House Ward and promise to do so to the best of my ability.

People wishing to raise council issues with me can do so by emailing me at anewton@sholland.gov.uk or ringing me on 01775 762210 or 07939 559764.

Coun Angela Newton

Spalding Monks House

Everybody in the land must be delighted that the General Election and district elections are finally over.

The three of us can now change our day to day election strategy way of working and start thinking about council work and looking after the good people of the Moulton, Weston and Cowbit ward.

The district election appeared to be a very long drawn out affair and we would like to thank the other four candidates who stood for election in the ward for the professional way they fought the election.

I don’t think that any of us slept for two days over the Thursday/Friday period but it was very worthwhile. You, the electorate, have voted us back in to be your district councillors for a further four-year term so it’s goodbye door knocking and leaflet dropping and hello council work.

The two of us promise to continue to support ALL of our electorate and it will be very nice getting back to normal.

During this very long election campaign we met some amazing people, we received fantastic support and ate lots of cake and drunk lots of tea.

We listened to your concerns and had many doorstep debates. All of your ideas, suggestions and comments will be in our thoughts when it comes to council work.

We also have to thank our wives, family, friends and numerous helpers.

Once again good people of Moulton Weston and Cowbit many thanks for your support.

Normal service will now be resumed.

Couns Rodney Grocock, Andrew Woolf and Anthony Casson