Mayor to stand as Independent as full list of General Election 2017 candidates is revealed

By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 12 May 2017

The Mayor of North East Lincolnshire is standing in the General Election in the Great Grimsby constituency.

But Christina McGilligan-Fell is not standing as a Liberal Democrat, which was her political colour when elected on North East Lincolnshire Council.

She is standing as a Independent.

Steve Beasant, the Liberal Democrat candidate for Great Grimsby, confirmed that Mrs McGilligan-Fell, who hands over her mayoral chain of office to Ron Shepherd next week, was a "lapsed member" of the Liberal Democrats.

The deadline has passed for candidates standing in the General Election.

Here is the full list of who is standing in each ward:

Great Grimsby:

  • Steve Beasant - Liberal Democrat
  • Jo Gideon - Conservative Party
  • Mike Hookem - Ukip
  • Christina McGilligan-Fell - Independent
  • Melanie Onn - Labour Party

The election in 2015 saw Melanie Onn take the seat with a majority of 4,540 from a turnout of 57.7 per cent of the electorate. It increased Labour's majority for the seat from 714 at the 2010 General Election.

Cleethorpes

  • Tony Blake - Ukip
  • Loyd Emmerson - The Green Party
  • Roy Horobin - Liberal Democrat
  • Peter Keith - Labour Party
  • Martin Vickers - Conservative Party

The election in 2015 saw Martin Vickers take the seat with an increased majority of 7,893 from a turnout of 63.9 per cent of the electorate.

Louth & Horncastle

  • The Iconic Arty-Pole - Official Monster Raving Loony Party
  • Victoria Atkins - Conservative Party
  • Lisa Gabriel - Liberal Democrats
  • Jonathan Noble - Ukip
  • Julie Speed - Labour

The election in 2015 saw Victoria Atkins take the seat with a majority of 14,977 from a turnout of 67.8 per cent of the electorate. It increased Conservative's majority for the seat from 13,871 at the 2010 General Election.

Brigg & Goole

  • David Jeffreys - Ukip
  • Jerry Lonsdale - Liberal Democrats
  • Andrew Percy - Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Isabel Pires - Green Party
  • Terence Smith - Labour Party

The election in 2015 saw Andrew Percy retain the seat with an increased majority of 11,176 from a turnout of 63.2 per cent of the electorate.

Gainsborough

  • Sir Edward Leigh - Conservative
  • Vicky Pearson - Green Party
  • Lesley Rolling - Liberal Democrats
  • Catherine Tite - Labour Party

The election in 2015 saw Sir Edward retain the seat with an increased majority of 15,449 from a turnout of 67.3 per cent of the electorate.

Polling stations will be open on Thursday, June 8, 2017, between the hours of 7am and 10pm.



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