|East Lindsey District|
Shown within the ceremonial county of Lincolnshire
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|• Type||East Lindsey District Council|
|• Leadership:||Leader & Cabinet|
|• MPs:||Edward Leigh,
|• Total||680 sq mi (1,760 km2)|
|Population (2011 est.)|
|• Rank||Ranked 148th|
|• Density||200/sq mi (78/km2)|
|Time zone||Greenwich Mean Time (UTC+0)|
|• Summer (DST)||British Summer Time (UTC+1)|
|ONS code||32UC (ONS)
East Lindsey is a local government district in Lincolnshire, England. The council is based in Manby near Louth, and other major settlements in the district include Alford, Spilsby, Mablethorpe, Skegness, Horncastle and Chapel St Leonards.
The current political composition of East Lindsey District Council is as follows:
|East Lindsey Independent Group||13|
|District Independent/Liberal Democrat Group||3|
WIth 59 seats out of 60 occupied, the Conservatives are 2 seats short of a majority.
East Lindsey has an area of 1,760 km², making it the fifth largest district in England. It was formed on 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, from the south-eastern area of the former administrative county of Lindsey. It was a merger of the municipal borough of Louth along with Alford, Horncastle, Mablethorpe and Sutton, Skegness and Woodhall Spa urban districts, along with Horncastle Rural District, Louth Rural District and Spilsby Rural District.
It borders North East Lincolnshire and the Humber to the north, the North Sea to the east, Boston (borough) to the south, and North Kesteven and West Lindsey to the west. The boundary between the district and North Kesteven, and part of Boston borough, is the River Witham. The furthest west settlement in the district is Wragby, and the furthest south is Anton's Gowt, near Sibsey.
East Lindsey has two of the best state schools in the East Midlands, but it also has the worst one, as judged by results. St Clements College, a secondary modern school in Skegness got the lowest GCSEs in 2007 in the East Midlands.