Market Rasen & Caistor Branch

Market Rasen & Caistor Conservatives is a branch of the Gainsborough Constituency Conservative Association.

This branch is currently in the process of being re-formed. If you would like to be involved please contact the Association Office.

The Branch's area covers the West Lindsey District Council wards of:

  • Caistor & Yarborough
  • Kelsey Wold
  • Market Rasen
  • Waddingham & Spital
  • Wold View

An area which has a population of approximately 18,000 electors, there are eight district council seats (7 Conservative and 1 Liberal Democrat) and 2 county council seats (both Conservative). Our local, Conservative parliamentarian, is Rt. Hon. Sir Edward Leigh.

The Branch's main functions are fundraising activity, social events, political events and local campaigning through co-ordination of the Local Conservative Action Teams (LCAT)

The map below shows the West Lindsey District Council ward that are within the Branch's area.

Market Rasen & Caistor Branch


John McNeill

District Councillor (Market Rasen ward)

John has recently moved with his wife, Alice and son, William, to Middle Rasen from Market Rasen where they had lived for more than a decade.  John attended local schools including De Aston School Sixth Form at Market Rasen before reading for his undergraduate degree at the University of Hull whe

Thomas Smith


Thomas served as a district councillor for Market Rasen ward between May 2015 and May 2019. As West Lindsey’s youngest councillor, at the age of just 20 years and 11 months, fighting for local residents on local issues such as getting two hours free car parking into Market Rasen through lobbying

Cordelia McCartney

District Councillor (Market Rasen ward)
Branch Chairman (Market Rasen & Caistor Branch) pro tem

Cordelia has lived in Market Rasen for the past six years and in Lincolnshire for over 15 years.  She is married with two sons and they all enjoy living in the area and in particular walking their dogs in the local woodlands.