North East Lincolnshire Council

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North East Lincolnshire Council
North East Lincolnshire Council logo
Type
Type
History
Founded1 April 1996
Preceded byHumberside County Council
Leadership
Mayor of North East Lincolnshire
Cllr Hazel Chase, Independent
since 17 May 2018
Leader of the Council
Cllr David Watson, Labour
since 11 March 2019
Chief executive
Rob Walsh
since 7th February 2018
Structure
Seats42 councillors
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Political groups
Administration
     Conservative (23)
Other Parties
     Labour (14)
     Liberal Democrat (4)[1]
     UKIP (1)
Length of term
4 years
Elections
First past the post
Last election
3 May 2018
Next election
2 May 2019
Meeting place
Grimsby Town Hall
Grimsby Town Hall, Grimsby
Website
www.nelincs.gov.uk

North East Lincolnshire Council is the local authority of North East Lincolnshire. It is a unitary authority, having the powers of a non-metropolitan county and district council combined. It was established following the abolition of Humberside County Council on 1 April 1996.[2] The council provides a full range of local government services including Council Tax billing, libraries, social services, processing planning applications, waste collection and disposal, and it is a local education authority.[3]

Powers and functions[edit]

The local authority derives its powers and functions from the Local Government Act 1972 and subsequent legislation. For the purposes of local government, North East Lincolnshire is within a non-metropolitan area of England. As a unitary authority, North East Lincolnshire Council has the powers and functions of both a non-metropolitan county and district council combined. In its capacity as a district council it is a billing authority collecting Council Tax and business rates, it processes local planning applications, it is responsible for housing, waste collection and environmental health. In its capacity as a county council it is a local education authority, responsible for social services, libraries and waste disposal.

In July 2017 it was announced that the Council and the local Clinical Commissioning Group would have a joint chief executive.[4]

Political Make-up[edit]

The present political make-up of the council is: Conservative (23), Labour (14), Liberal Democrats (4) and UKIP (1).[5]

Wards and councillors[edit]

Parliamentary constituency Ward Councillor Party Term of office
Great Grimsby constituency East Marsh Stephen Beasant Liberal Democrat 2003-22
Terry Walker Liberal Democrat 2011-23[A]
Kay Rudd Liberal Democrat 2016-20
Freshney Callum Procter Conservative 2018-22
Tom Furneaux Conservative 2019-23
Cliff Barber Labour 2008-20[B]
Heneage Chris Nichols Labour 2018–22
Matthew Patrick Labour 2011-23
Ros James Labour 2008-20[C]
Park Paul Silvester Conservative 2018–22
Debbie Woodward Conservative 2019-23
Ian Barfield Liberal Democrat 2016–20
Scartho Lia Nici-Townend Conservative 2018–22
Ian Lindley Conservative 2015–23[D]
Ron Shepherd Conservative 2012-20[E]
South Tim Mickleburgh Labour 2018–22[F]
Janet Goodwin Labour 2016-19
Jane Bramley UKIP 2019-20[I]
West Marsh Gemma Sheridan Labour 2018–22
Karl Wilson Labour 2015-23[G]
Yarborough James Cairns Conservative 2014-22[H]
Garry Abel Conservative 2019-23
Jane Hyldon-King Labour 2012-20[J]
Cleethorpes
constituency
Croft Baker Oliver Freeston Conservative 2018–22
Bob Callison Conservative 2019-23
Kathryn Wheatley Labour 2016–20[L]
Haverstoe Margaret Cracknell Conservative 1999-2022
Keith Brookes Conservative 1995-2019
Bill Parkinson Conservative 1999-2020
Humberston and New Waltham Stephen Harness Conservative 2013-22[M]
Stan Shreeve Conservative 2015–19
John Fenty Conservative 2008-20
Immingham Stewart Swinburn Conservative 2018–22[N]
Karen Swinburn Labour 2019-23[O]
David Watson Labour 2012–20
Sidney Sussex Debbie Rodwell Labour 2018–22
Marie Green Labour 2019-23
Gaynor Rogers Labour 2016–20
Waltham Nick Pettigrew Conservative 2018–22[P]
Philip Jackson Conservative 2003-19
Wolds David Hasthorpe Conservative 2014-22
Henry Hudson Conservative 2019-23[Q]
  • A ^ Walker was previously a councillor for Scartho from 1995 to 1999, before losing his seat to the Conservatives. He left Labour in February 2019, joining the Liberal Democrats and was re-elected for that party in May 2019.
  • B ^ Barber was first elected as a Liberal Democrat councillor, but defected to Labour shortly before he was due to stand for re-election in 2012.
  • C ^ James was first elected as a Liberal Democrat councillor, but defected to Labour shortly after Labour defeated a Lib Dem councillor in the same ward at the 2011 local elections.
  • D ^ Lindley was previously a Labour councillor for West Marsh from 2010 to 2014.
  • E ^ Shepherd was first elected as UKIP, but defected to the Conservatives shortly before he was due to stand for re-election in 2016.
  • F ^ Mickleburgh was previously a councillor for West Marsh from 2014 to 2018, before changing wards.
  • G ^ Wilson was previously a councillor for Heneage from 2010 to 2014, before losing his seat to UKIP.
  • H ^ Cairns was first elected as UKIP in 2014, but defected to the Conservatives several months before he was due to stand for re-election in 2018.
  • I ^ Bramley was first elected as Labour in 2010, but defected to UKIP in 2013 and defended her seat for them in 2014. She lost her seat to Labour in 2018, coming third, but regained it in 2019.
  • J ^ Hyldon-King was previously a councillor for Freshney from 1995 to 2003, before losing her seat to the Conservatives, and then again from 2004 to 2008, before losing again but to the Liberal Democrats.
  • K ^ Darby was previously a councillor for Yarborough (as a Liberal Democrat at first, but later defected to Labour) from 2010 to 2014, before deciding to contest East Marsh in 2014 unsuccessfully.
  • L ^ Wheatley was previously a councillor in East Marsh from 1999 to 2003, before losing her seat to the Liberal Democrats.
  • M ^ Harness was first elected as UKIP councillor, but quit the party in 2015, later joining the Conservatives in 2016 and thus seeking re-election for them in 2018.
  • N ^ Stewart Swinburn was previously a councillor for Immingham from 2003 to 2011, before losing his seat to Labour.
  • O ^ Karen Swinburn was previously a councillor for Immingham from 2006 to 2010, before losing her seat to Labour.
  • P ^ Pettigrew was first elected as a UKIP councillor for Freshney in 2014, but defected to the Conservatives in early 2017. He sought re-election to the authority in Waltham, a much safer Conservative seat, as he likely assumed Labour might have defeated him if he sought re-election in Freshney as they had won it in every election since he won at that point. Ironically, however, the Conservatives did win there with a new candidate.
  • Q ^ Hudson was previously a UKIP councillor for Scartho from 2014 to 2018, at which point he stood down before rejoining the Conservative Party, having previously been a candidate for them in 2008.

North East Lincolnshire Regeneration Partnership[edit]

In 2010 North East Lincolnshire Council entered into a partnership with Balfour Beatty Workplace Limited, which was taken over by Cofely GDF SUEZ in 2013 (renamed Engie 2016) on a 10-year partnership to deliver facilities management.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/news/grimsby-news/live-labour-regain-control-north-1565927
  2. ^ The Humberside (Structural Change) Order 1995, SI 1995/600
  3. ^ North East Lincolnshire Council
  4. ^ "CCG and council appoint 'first of its kind' joint chief". Health Service Journal. 14 July 2017. Retrieved 17 July 2017.
  5. ^ https://www.nelincs.gov.uk/councillors-and-democracy/elections-and-electoral-registration/election-results/local-elections-2nd-may-2019/. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ "North East Lincolnshire Regeneration Partnership - North East Lincolnshire Council". North East Lincolnshire Council. Retrieved 12 May 2016.

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