BREAKING: Boston Council elect Paul Skinner as leader

Councillor Paul Skinner has tonight been elected as the new leader of Boston Borough Council.
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Coun Paul Skinner

He takes over from Councillor Aaron Spencer, who resigned two weeks ago after just six months in office.

Coun Skinner was elected at a special council meeting tonight which was called with the sole purpose of electing a new leader.

He was elected by 16 votes to 7.

Councillor Skinner was voted Conservative group leader at a party meeting last Tuesday.

Deputy leader Nigel Welton, who has been acting leader since his Cllr Skinner stepped down, said: “I think Paul is an outstanding councillor.

“The depth of experience, knowledge and motivation he will bring to the council will put us in good stead for the future.

Coun Skinner was elected to the council in 2015 and prior to becoming leader, he served on the cabinet as the regulatory services portfolio holder.

He has previously held responsibilities over portfolios including the town centre and public toilets.

He also sits on both Fishtoft Parish Council and Lincolnshire County Council’s Coastal Division.