Owing to ill health Labour’s Julie Hill resigned as District Councillor for Grassmoor earlier this month. Naturally the Liberal Democrats wish Julie all the best.
Her resignation has triggered a by-election in Grassmoor Ward; and the Liberal Democrats have selected Ben Marshall to contest it.
A former Deincourt student, Ben is proud to have the opportunity to stand to represent Grassmoor, Hasland, Corbriggs, Temple Normanton and Winsick. A passionate campaigner for equality, and environmental issues, Ben is keen to ensure that Grassmoor Ward gets proper representation on North East Derbyshire District Council.
He says; “For too long, Labour has taken advantage of North East Derbyshire. They’ve stopped representing people and started taking their vote for granted. The Tories may have shaken them up a bit, but for both parties winning is about power. The Lib Dems are different, we seek to represent the people who elect us.”
Lib Dem District Councillor for Tupton, David Hancock, added:
“Ben has experience as a councillor at Parish level. He already has the experience of dealing with issues affecting local residents. On top of that he has very strong personal connections with Grassmoor. I can’t think of a better candidate.”