Doncaster Conservatives show support as Rossington and Bawtry by-election candidate is announced
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On Friday (20 October) it was announced that a local by-election would be held in the Rossington and Bawtry ward as four people nominated themselves for candidacy.
Carol Greenhalgh will be standing on behalf of the Conservative party.
Mrs Greenhalgh was born in Doncaster, her father having worked on the railways and her mother a local school cook.
She trained to become a teacher while working in administration at Doncaster Technical College.
After, she spent five years in London, where she studied Commercial Law and became the personnel assistant to the Director General of the City and Guilds Examination Board.
Mrs Greenhalgh has spent the past 20 years working in research, alongside being a Cub Scout leader, warm homes volunteer and music teacher..
Bessacarr councillor Nick Allen will manage Mrs Greenhalgh’s campaign in the weeks before the by-election on 16 November.
Local Conservatives including Don Valley MP Nick Fletcher and mayoral candidate James Hart shared their support for her campaign online.
James Hart gave insight into her possible campaign focuses:
“Great to see that Carol Greenhalgh will be fighting the Rossington and Bawtry by-election on the issues that matter to local residents. No blanket 20mph zones, these should be targeted at areas of need.
“Reopening the local police station and get the Youth Club back open. And, more playgrounds in the area for families. Labour take Rossington and Bawtry for granted, wasting money on vanity projects across the borough instead of focusing it on areas of need.
“No more daft cycle lanes, no more letting our roads disintegrate and no more neglect of our town centre.”
Contesting Mrs Greenhalgh in the by-election will be Ken Guest for the Labour Party, Surjit Singh Duhre for Reform UK and John Nolan Cooke, standing independently.
The elected candidate will work alongside Labour councillors Rachael Blake and Bob Anderson in the ward.
Each of the candidates has been contacted by the Local Democracy Reporting Service (LDRS) for comment but have ony received information about this candidate to date.