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Independent Mark Le Sage doesn’t rule out another run for MP in South Holland and the Deepings

‘A really good first attempt’ is how the Independent candidate has described his results in last week’s general election.

Mark Le Sage, who is well-known for his charity work and musical career, has not ruled himself out of standing in a future General lection in a bid to become the South Holland and the Deepings MP.

The South Holland district councillor came fourth in the election with 5,031 votes, finishing behind Labour, Reform and the Conservative Party.

Mark Le Sage (Independent) has thanked staff for their hard work
Mark Le Sage (Independent) has thanked staff for their hard work

He said: “I was very pleased with the result. It was a fantastic effort from the team that supported me and I am grateful for everything they did. They worked so hard.

“I announced three weeks before the election that I was standing and we thought we had until August or September before it would be happening. What we did in that space of time was amazing.

“I was told that I would get 0.2% of the vote and I would be lucky to scrape 1% so to get nearly 11% was a really good first attempt.

“There are those people who felt really let down and disillusioned by the Conservative Government but wanted to vote for someone that they could rely on.”

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He added that many people he had spoken to were upset that parties were held in No 10 when the rest of the country were following the rules set out by the then Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

However, Mr Le Sage did say that he was not concerned about the rise of Reform in this area - which came second but added that it was ‘nice to meet the candidate on the day of the election’.

He said: “As Independents we have a lot going for us and I will be interested to see what happens in the next 18 months.

“I was disappointed with the low turn out. How can 41% not vote or care about what happens to their community?”

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