Mrs Henderson was believed to be the oldest councillor in the country when she held the seat for the Conservatives at the 2019 local elections, aged 92.
It was a closely fought contest in 2019, which saw Coun Peter Hunter retain his seat for Labour, but the other two candidates were not far behind in what was a two-way contest between the parties.
*Becky Daniels (Green Party) - Did not respond to requests for a candidate statement.
1. Bill Greene (Liberal Democrat)
Firstly, I want to recognise the fear and sadness we all feel because of the impact of the pandemic. To all of you reading this I send my best wishes and hope for the future. This is not a normal election. If it were, I would have had a greater opportunity to speak to many more of you as I want to hear what you have to say.
For me, this election is about our community. It needs to be cleaner and greener.
But, most of all, the people who live in Highfield ward need to be treated in a way that is fairer. For all of us the past year has been hard, and we have sacrificed a lot. I am committed to do all that I can to ensure that the lessons learned will make all our lives better.
2. Kim Knight (Reform UK)
I have been very vocal and supportive of change on both a local and national level.
I have for the past 26 years dedicated my life to fostering, during that time I have assisted over 160 young people and their families. I have been married to Terry for 39 years, we bought our first house in Endsleigh Gardens and then Farringdon Avenue, and my husband worked at Cheswicks & Wright /Arvin Meritor. This was a flagship employer but sadly disappeared as the car industry relocated to the EU.
I believe reform is well overdue. Councillors elected by the residents, must work for the residents and not the party they have stood for. Disgraced councillors must stand down and allow the residents to vote again. I will work hard to make Highfield the place to invest, create jobs with clean streets free from dog fouling/ litter and crime.
3. Bradley Mitchell (Conservative Party)
As a local, I understand the issues facing Highfield residents because I face them too. Ive knocked on doors across the whole of Highfield and listened to hundreds of residents. It is clear that everyone is fed up with the Labour-run council. They are disgusted at the five per cent council tax increase whilst the weeds, potholes and litter on our streets are ignored. The Labour councillors also ignored petitions signed by thousands to reopen Blackpool Airport and protect Stanley Park from development. If I am elected, we cansend a message that the council must start listening to us.
4. Christine Wright (Labour)
I will bring an experienced voice to the Town Hall and I will stand up for you and your family helping to build a safer and cleaner Highfield. I understand the everyday challenges that you and your families come across and will endeavour along with Coun Peter Hunter to address any issues you may have. I am sure Peter and I will make a formidable team. Put your faith in me and I wont let you down. If it can be done it will be, but if it cant then I will tell you the reason why. If hard work and honesty is what you want then I am the candidate for you.