VOTERS in Lambrok ward will be out in force next month as the unitary election for a new local councillor gets underway.

Candidates from the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats, including the town mayor, have already stepped forward and will spend the next month canvassing before the election on November 28.

Lib Dem candidate Jo Trigg has lived in Trowbridge all her life and spent several years working her way up from the workshop floor at the Consortium to becoming one of its senior managers. After being made redundant last March, she spent time volunteering and becoming a school governor before deciding to try her hand at politics. S

She said: “I have found that people have been really positive and feel like the Conservatives haven’t delivered on some services. People use the services when they are at their most vulnerable and so it is important they are there when people need them. The main issues are policing and crime and the town centre. The Weavers market has been great, and the Town Council is already working really hard to improve the experience when people do go into town.

Conservative candidate David Cavill is currently mayor of the town and says if elected her will use the role to put Trowbridge first.

He said: “My key message is ‘Trowbridge First’ and I believe I have clearly demonstrated my commitment to the town as a town councillor and, especially this year, as mayor. But there remains much to be done for I believe that our County Town has for too long been neglected with Wiltshire Council dragging its feet over too many issues.I have a reputation for stirring things up and getting things done."

The vote takes place on November 28.