Gainsborough's Conservatives are looking forward to the by-election contest for the Gainsborough East Ward of West Lindsey District Council. Despite the sad circumstances – the vacancy was caused by the untimely death of Cllr. Starkey, at the end of October last year – local campaigners are energised and looking forward to engaging with local people and securing victory for the party.
Conservatives who, are in control of the district council, hope that the direction they have been taking the authority will be rewarded at the polling stations on Thursday, 14th February 2013.
West Lindsey’s Conservatives have a record to be proud of. Delivering for the people of Gainsborough and the rest of West Lindsey. Fly-tipping in the district is at record lows, down from 774 incidents in 2009/10 to 638 incidents in 2010/11.
For the past two years the Conservative administration has frozen Council Tax and is transforming the authority into an ‘Entrepreneural Council’ which will enable the Council to sustain frontline services and deliver savings of £2.31 million. The Conservative administration is also committed to the people who work for the Council. We have made no one redundant and have been helping them with training to make them multi-skilled increasing their employability.
Whilst we are proving effective ensuring the jobs of those we directly employ, we are also keenly aware that we must create jobs and growth for local people, particularly in Gainsborough. This is why Conservatives have supported schemes which will bring jobs to Gainsborough. The new KFC restuarant, on the site of the former magistrates court, is expected to bring 40 jobs to the town. The Liberal Democrats voted to oppose this development. People in Gainsborough are increasingly aware that it is the Conservatives, who through their actions, are demonstrating their committment to the people of Gainsborough.
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