Gainsborough Constituency Conservative Association have been disappointed not to win in contests for the two seats made vacant by the death of long-standing Cllr. Chris Underwood Frost, who passed away in mid-October 2013.
In a close fought contest, for the Lincolnshire County Council seat of the Scotter Rural Division, Liberal Democrat, Lesley Rollings succeeded in her third attempt to win the seat. Meanwhile the Conservatives' candidate came in second, followed by candidates from UK Independence Party and the Lincolnshire Independents party.
In the Scotter Ward of West Lindsey District Council election Christopher Day, who ran with out descriptor on the ballot paper, secured victory, followed by the Conservative, Liberal Democrat and the UK Independence Party candidates.
Speaking at the Count, Conservative Party Agent, Giles McNeill said:
"It is a real shame that our two fine candidates have not been successful on this occassion.
"I think these two results are very interesting in two ways; firstly, that whilst the Lib Dem candidate improved their share of the vote in the county contest, it actually went down in the district contest. The election of the Scotter Parish Council Chairman, Cllr. Chris Day and Cllr. Mrs. Lesley Rollings suggests that local residents want local candidates. This is something I am sure will be taken on by the party locally. Secondly, despite the widespread misconception that the UK Independence Party is continuing to find supporters, this is not supported by the evidence of these two elections. In May, earlier this year, UKIP came second in the county contest. Today they are in third place and have lost seven percentage points since May."