Candidates for Bassetlaw elections

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THE names of district and parish council candidates standing in the 5th May 2011 district elections have been published by Bassetlaw Council.

This year there are nine Tory seats, six Labour seats and one Independent ward up for grabs.

The authority is currently made up of 23 Conservative councillors, 22 Labour councillors and three Independents. This means Labour only need to gain one net seat from the Tories to take control of the council.

The candidates and their parties for the district election in the Retford area are -

Blyth

Barry Albert Bowles, Conservative

Grace Pengelly, Labour

Peter John Thompson, Liberal Democrat

East Markham

James Trebor Arthur Napier, Labour

John Ogle, Conservative

East Retford East

James Walter Holland, Conservative

Carol Palmer, Labour

East Retford North

Adele Mumby, Labour

Mike Pugsley, Conservative

Harworth

June Evans, Labour

Dianne Hare, Conservative

Rampton

Jeff Rickells, Conservative

Pam Skelding, Labour

Ranskill

Michael Tom Gary, Conservative

Mark Peter Hunter, Liberal Democrat

Aidan Mann, Labour

Sturton

Hugh Burton, Independent

Party statements will be published in this week’s Worksop Guardian.