David Spencer has been named as the Labour and Cooperative Party candidate for the South Smallburgh by-election, taking place on 19 November.
David, 49, was born at Stubb Road in Hickling and has lived in North Norfolk all of his life. For half of that time he spent it living in the Norfolk Broads area – where he became an active local campaigner fighting on rural and green issues.
By trade David is a carpenter. He currently lives with his wife and two children in Antingham. In recent years he has campaigned for better public transport for the area, fought against cuts to the ambulance service, campaigned to save Bacton Wood from sell-off, and for better phone signal and broadband in our villages.
In a previous Norfolk County Council election Mr Spencer was less than 40 votes off beating the Lib Dem candidate, and he believes his track record campaigning for what he believes is right in the area will put him in a good position to fight this election.
David, who submitted his nomination papers earlier today, said: “The South Smallburgh part of North Norfolk is very special to me – I was born in Hickling and I spent a lot of my early life living in the Broads area. I am delighted to have the opportunity to fight to represent this area in the by-election.
Residents living in South Smallburgh have been let down by a number of councillors resigning over the past five years from a parish level to county level. If elected I will work hard, and I will see the job through. I have a proven track record of fighting for North Norfolk since I entered local politics.
At a previous county council election I was less than 40 votes off winning. It puts me in a good position to fight this by-election. I hope the people of South Smallburgh will consider the new politics my party is promoting. We offer a real alternative to the tired politics of the Lib Dems and Tories.”
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South Smallburgh includes the parishes of Barton Turf, Brumstead, Catfield, East Ruston, Hickling, Horsey, Ingham, Lessingham, Ludham, Neatishead, Potter Heigham, Sea Palling, and Horning.