Aveland voters choose Tory candidate in by-election

Dr Peter Moseley EMN-140318-092915001
Dr Peter Moseley EMN-140318-092915001

A Conservative candidate has been elected to fill a vacant district council seat.

Voters chose Dr Peter Moseley as the new South Kesteven district councillor in the Aveland ward, which covers the Rippingale and Aslackby area.

Dr Moseley, of East Street, Rippingale, got 359 votes in Thursday’s election, ahead of Labour’s John Morgan, who got 116.

Dr Moseley said: “I am very pleased to have been elected with such a resounding majority of 71 per cent, and I am looking forward to representing the constituents of the Aveland ward on the district council.

“It is early days, but my main objective will be to ensure that the rural community is served in the best possible way during the difficult economic times where we all have to tighten our belts.

“I have been a parish councillor in Rippingale in the past, and I understand the importance of having the point of contact with district council at parish meetings, so I shall be making every effort to engage in local parish community issues, whatever they may be. I also hope to encourage the establishment of ‘no cold call’ zones and the use of neighbourhood watch in this rural ward.”

Turnout in the ward of 1,823 electors was 26.2 per cent.