|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.
There is no overall control of the council, due to many independent councillors on the district council. The East Lindsey Independent Group has 19 councillors. The largest group is Conservative with 27 seats. Labour, the next largest, have 8, with four seats in Skegness, three in Louth and one in Mablethorpe. The leader of the council is the Conservative councillor for North Thoresby.
It 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.
East Lindsey 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 is bigger than many English counties. On the list of largest counties, it compares to the 29th largest county, being larger than counties such as Surrey, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire.
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.
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