Meet the UTC student up for local election

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Year 13 UTC student George is hoping to become the youngest councillor elected to Lincolnshire County Council in the upcoming local elections. George is 18 years old and will stand for the Lincolnshire Independents in the Washingborough electoral ward.   

George is currently approaching the end of his studies and will leave the UTC with a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering, equivalent to 3 A Levels. He now hopes to become a voice for the younger generations, raising key issues that matter to him. 

George said: “The average age of county councillors, from my research, is just over 60. It’s my future and the world I’m going to live in, so I believe it’s important for younger people to stand up and have their say. 

“I am passionate about a number of issues, including improving road conditions, environmental care in the local community and creating more opportunities for young people.” 

George has applied to study Mechanical Engineering at the University of Lincoln and is confident he will be able to juggle the pressure of university study alongside local politics. 

UTC Principal John Morrison said: “At the UTC our vision is to ensure that every student develops the skills required to secure the next step of their chosen career. 

“We are delighted to see George demonstrating his motivation, resilience, and ambition in this capacity and have no doubt that he will succeed in his future endeavours. It has been a privilege to be part of his educational journey and as he approaches the end of his time at the UTC we wish him all the best.” 

Here’s the candidate list, in full, for the Washingborough Ward: 

Blackmore, Jason (Liberal Party – Our Local Voice) 

Catton, Diana (Liberal Democrat) 

Cawrey, Lindsey (Conservative) – Defending 

Crawshaw, Terry (Green) 

Hewson, Gary (Labour and Co-operative Party) 

Lundgren, George (Lincolnshire Independents)