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Owner of historic house is Tories' choice for Wisbech Town Council seat

The Conservatives have announced their candidate in the upcoming May local elections for a vacant town council seat.

Sidney Imafidon, of Lynn Road, Wisbech, has been chosen to represent the party in the bi-election for the Octavia Hill Ward on the town council.

Mr Imafidon, who has been renovating historic Ely House, explained his interests include heritage and preservation and said he had moved to Wisbech to follow some dreams.

He said: "I bought the Duke's Head, one of the oldest pubs in town which was in danger of demolition and set about restoring it, saving it and opening it for business.

Sidney Imafidon (44790382)
Sidney Imafidon (44790382)

"I then moved on to Ely House, which is one of the oldest residential homes in the town, and had also fallen in to terrible disrepair. I have invested my time and money into renovating and restoring it as a labour of love - a project which is coming along well, but is still ongoing.

"Since I have lived here I have been drawn to this town. To its character and its spirit. Yes, like all places it has its flaws, but what a wonderful town it is. I want to give my energy and time to helping fix the flaws and keep it on the path to a bright future.

"As a town councillor I will work to maintain all that makes this town special and to help with new ideas and projects take it forwards."

Sidney Imafidon (44790379)
Sidney Imafidon (44790379)

The Octavia Hill Ward seat on the town council became vacant in October last year following the resignation of Philip Wing.

There are various other vacancies on parish councils including at Newton in the Isle and Tydd St Giles and these will also be filled on voting day - May 6.

The May elections will also see voters casting their votes for a new mayor for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, as well as choosing county councillors, and a new police and crime commissioner for the county.

* Candidates for the various elections will be published as and when their details are made available.

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