West Lindsey chairman re-elected to serve third term

Councillor Steve England was re-elected to the position of chairman of West Lindsey at last night’s council meeting.

Chairman of West Lindsey District Council, Coun Steve England
Chairman of West Lindsey District Council, Coun Steve England

Caistor councillor Angela Lawrence was re-elected as vice-chairman.

After making his declaration of office, Coun England said: “It is a pleasure, an honour, it’s deeply humbling, highly privileged for what I do realise is a historic third year.

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“During it, I will hopefully meet people again in our own district, throughout Lincolnshire and beyond and I will do as I have always tried to do - hold the good name of West Lindsey in all the duties I carry out as chairman of this council.”

Coun Angela Lawrence

Following Coun Lawrence’s re-election, Coun England thanked her for being a ‘superb help and source of support and advice’.

In reply, Coun Lawrence said: “Because you [chairman] were so efficient last term and because of restrictions, I really haven’t had much need to substitute for you or to stand in your place for anything, so it was rather a limited function I had, but hopefully this present forthcoming year will be a little easier and I look forward to being able to get out more.

“It is an honour and a privilege to be elected as vice-chairman and I look forward to supporting the chairman in every way possible during this coming year and I will strive at all times to promote and uphold the good name of West Lindsey.”