Ross Pepper is the positive choice for Sleaford & North Hykeham.
Ross is passionate about the constituency and wider Lincolnshire, given its history and unique identity. He is a strong advocate for the residents of Lincolnshire and making sure their voices are heard.
As a graduate of the University of Lincoln, and having been schooled in the local area, Ross is keen to ensure the education of local children is high on the agenda and wants all schools to provide a great start in life. He is particularly proud that the Liberal Democrat Pupil Premium is making a difference to support the most disadvantaged children. While he was the Liberal Democrat candidate in the 2015 General Election, Ross called for the establishment of a Medical School in Lincoln to help deal with the shortage of doctors in the local area, which has received cross-party support.
Ross is an experienced local campaigner and has previously stood for election at city and county level and was elected to Skellingthorpe Parish Council in 2015. He has campaigned on several local issues, notably against the Labour run council’s Article 4 directive on housing of multiple occupancy, which will increase rental prices for students and young professionals. Another long-standing campaign he has been involved with is for additional rail services for Lincolnshire, not only to London, but other destinations such as Leeds, Manchester and Birmingham.
He stood as the Parliamentary candidate in the 2016 Sleaford & North Hykeham by-election which saw him double the party's vote share.
Ross joined the Liberal Democrats whilst at the university in 2004 due to the party’s opposition of the Iraq War and their commitment to LGBT+ rights. He campaigned for ‘IN’ during the referendum and continues to believe the UK should play a key role in Europe.