Businessman still wants answers from ELDC about poll card error

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A Horncastle businessman is still demanding answers from East Lindsey District Council about last month’s controversial by-election.

The News exclusively revealed last week how ELDC failed to print and send out more than 2,000 polling cards.

Richard Ingram-Hill confirmed he has reported ELDC to the Electoral Commission and is pressing for an official investigation.

The News has also seen correspondence sent to Mr Ingram-Hill which reveals one of the three candidates in the by-election has asked the Commission to look into the matter.

Mr Ingram Hill said: “ELDC still have not explained why almost half the polling cards were not sent out.”

ELDC insist the election, won by Richard Avison for the Conservatives, was “legal and valid.”

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