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Newark and Sherwood: Nottinghamshire county council election candidates take their campaigns to the streets




Electors go to the polls on May 6 in the Nottinghamshire county council and police and crime commissioner elections.

In the countdown to polling day, candidates have been taking their campaigns to the streets.

Jay Henderson, the Green candidate in Newark East ward, said: “People are telling us that they are voting Green this time because they know our candidates work hard and are free to stand up for their communities.

Green candidate for Newark East, Jay Henderson, leafleting. (46372876)
Green candidate for Newark East, Jay Henderson, leafleting. (46372876)

“We aren’t told what we can’t speak about or how to vote, so we can and do challenge bad decision-making.

“We work cross-party, working with others to find real solutions for those we represent.

“In 2019 we broke through in record numbers across the East Midlands and we can do the same this time.”

Johno Lee, left, and Sam Smith on the campaign trail.
Johno Lee, left, and Sam Smith on the campaign trail.

Standing against Jay are Jennifer Kaye (Labour) and Sam Smith (Conservative).

Neighbouring Conser-vative candidates have been supporting each other in the delivery of their campaign leaflets ahead of polling day.

Sam Smith, who is fighting for Newark East, and Johno Lee, for Balderton, have been going street to street.

Johno Lee, who lost a leg while serving in Afghanistan, said he and his team had posted more than 5,000 leaflets and 1,000 letters through letterboxes and that the Conservative message was being well received.

Labour candidates Ruth Woodhall and Laurence Goff.
Labour candidates Ruth Woodhall and Laurence Goff.

Standing against Johno Lee are Ryan Thomas Cullen (Liberal Democrats) Stephanie Louise Harrison (Green) Craig Adam Newman (Reform UK) Dora Polenta (Labour) and Lisa Ann Precious (Heritage Party-Free Speech and Liberty).

Labour candidate Laurence Goff (pictured above with Newark West candidate Ruth Woodhall) has become a familiar sight cycling vast distances across the Farndon and Trent division, which includes some far flung rural villages.

The non-driver has used pedal power to help spread his party’s messages and deliver leaflets.

Standing against Laurence Goff is Sharon Griffin (Heritage Party-Free Speech and Liberty); Robert Guy Michael Hall-Palmer (Reform UK); Keith Myers Melton (Liberal Democrats); Chris Platt (Green); Sue Saddington (Conservative).



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