Borough of Boston
Borough of Boston
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|• Type||Boston Borough Council|
|• Leadership:||Leader & Cabinet|
|• MPs:||Matt Warman|
|• Total||140.9 sq mi (364.9 km2)|
|• Rank||Ranked 297th|
|• Density||460/sq mi (180/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC+0 (Greenwich Mean Time)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+1 (British Summer Time)|
|ONS code||32UB (ONS)|
Until 1974, Lincolnshire comprised three Parts, somewhat like the Ridings of Yorkshire. These were the Parts of Lindsey, Kesteven and Holland. In their final form, they were each, in effect, an administrative county. The 1974 changes divided the Parts of Holland into two districts; the Borough of Boston is the northern one.
- Summary of the Council's organisation.
- Day to day management
- Key to descriptions of council services.
For full election results see: Boston local elections.
The Borough is divided into fifteen electoral wards covering both the town of Boston and surrounding rural areas. The boundaries were redrawn in 2013 and used in borough elections since 2015. The wards are listed below, showing the number of councillors elected by each:
- Coastal: 2;
- Fenside: 2;
- Fishtoft: 3;
- Five Villages: 2;
- Kirton and Frampton: 3;
- Old Leake and Wrangle: 2;
- Skirbeck: 3;
- St Thomas’: 1;
- Staniland: 2;
- Station: 1;
- Swineshead and Holland Fen: 2;
- Trinity: 2;
- West: 1;
- Witham: 2;
- Wyberton: 2.
2016 EU referendum
On 23 June 2016 the Borough of Boston voted in the UK-wide Referendum on membership of the European Union (EU) under the provisions of the European Union Referendum Act 2015. In a turnout of 77%, over 75% voted to leave the EU, the highest leave majority of the 382 UK voting areas. The local MP Matt Warman, a Conservative, had campaigned for a "Remain" vote.
|United Kingdom European Union membership referendum, 2016 |
Borough of Boston
|Leave the European Union||22,974||75.56%|
|Remain a member of the European Union||7,430||24.44%|
|Invalid or blank votes||12||0.04%|
|Registered voters and turnout||39,963||77.27%|
Freedom of the Borough
The following people and military units have received the Freedom of the Borough of Boston.
In the media
In May 2020, East Lindsey district council and Boston borough council announced proposals to merge gradually over 10 years, with the intention of saving taxpayers £15.4m. However, in June 2020, Lincolnshire Live newspaper reported the "anger" after a vote on the proposals due to be put to councillors was cancelled as Boston borough council leader, Paul Skinner, expected the plans would likely be rejected. He told the newspaper "The motion was withdrawn because some people were making it known that they might vote against it".
In October 2020, Private Eye reported the outgoing chief executive, Phil Drury, received a £443,998 exit payment and compared it to a £440,000 payment made to the London Borough of Croydon's then new chief executive, Jo Negrini.
- "Boston (Local Authority): Key Figures for 2011 Census". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 6 May 2017.
- "Ward Map 2015". Boston Borough Council. Archived from the original on 16 August 2016. Retrieved 7 November 2015.
- "Ward Map 2019" (PDF) (PDF). Retrieved 10 September 2020. Check
- "How the council works". Boston Borough Council. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 7 November 2015.
- Councillors by ward. Boston Borough Council. Retrieved 10 September 2020.
- legislation.gov.uk - The Boston (Electoral Changes) Order 2013. Retrieved on 10 September 2020.
- "BBC News, 24 June 2016: England's most pro and anti-EU boroughs". 10 September 2020.
- Goodenough, Tom (10 September 2020). "Which Tory MPs back Brexit". The Spectator. Archived from the original on 3 February 2017. Retrieved 10 September 2020.
- "RAF website: Freedom of Boston Parade. Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 10 September 2020.
- "Lincolnshire Live".
- Private Eye, Issue 1532, p.21
- "East Midlands Region". Civic Heraldry of England. Retrieved 5 March 2021. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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