North East Lincolnshire Council

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North East Lincolnshire Council
North East Lincolnshire Council logo
Founded1 April 1996
Preceded byHumberside County Council
District councils
  • Great Grimsby Borough Council
  • Cleethorpes Borough Council
Mayor of North East Lincolnshire
Steve Beasant,
Liberal Democrat
since May 2022
Phillip Jackson,
since 21 May 2019
Chief Executive
Rob Walsh
since 7 February 2018
Seats42 councillors
North East Lincolnshire composition
Political groups
  Conservative (32)
Other Parties
  Labour (7)
  Liberal Democrat (3)[1]
Length of term
4 years
First past the post
Last election
6 May 2021
Next election
5 May 2022
To create a stronger economy and stronger communities
Meeting place
Grimsby Town Hall
Grimsby Town Hall, Grimsby

North East Lincolnshire Council is the local authority of North East Lincolnshire. It is a unitary authority, having the powers of a non-metropolitan county and district council combined. It was established following the abolition of Humberside County Council on 1 April 1996.[2] The council provides a full range of local government services including Council Tax billing, libraries, social services, processing planning applications, waste collection and disposal, and it is a local education authority.[3]

Powers and functions[edit]

The local authority derives its powers and functions from the Local Government Act 1972 and subsequent legislation. For the purposes of local government, North East Lincolnshire is within a non-metropolitan area of England. As a unitary authority, North East Lincolnshire Council has the powers and functions of both a non-metropolitan county and district council combined. In its capacity as a district council it is a billing authority collecting Council Tax and business rates, it processes local planning applications, it is responsible for housing, waste collection and environmental health. In its capacity as a county council it is a local education authority, responsible for social services, libraries and waste disposal.

In July 2017 it was announced that the Council and the local Clinical Commissioning Group would have a joint chief executive.[4]

Political Make-up[edit]

The present political make-up of the council is: Conservative (32), Labour (7) and Liberal Democrats (3)[5]

Wards and councillors[edit]

Parliamentary constituency Ward Councillor Party Term of office
Great Grimsby constituency East Marsh Stephen Beasant Liberal Democrat 2003-22
Nicola Aisthorpe Liberal Democrat 2021-23
Kay Rudd Liberal Democrat 2016-24
Freshney Callum Procter Conservative 2018-22
Tom Furneaux Conservative 2019-23
Tanya Brasted Conservative 2021-24
Heneage Catherine Hogan Conservative 2021-22
Matthew Patrick Labour 2011-23
Mark Smith Conservative 2021-24
Park Paul Silvester Conservative 2018–22
Daniel Westcott Conservative 2021-24
Scartho Ron Shepherd Conservative 2012-21[E]
Ian Lindley Conservative 2015–23[D]
Charlotte Croft Conservative 2021-24
South Tim Mickleburgh Labour 2018–22[F]
Janet Goodwin Labour 2016-23
Paul Batson Conservative 2021-24
West Marsh Gemma Sheridan Labour 2018–22
Karl Wilson Labour 2015-23[G]
Yarborough James Cairns Conservative 2014-22[H]
Garry Abel Conservative 2019-23
Martyn Sandford Conservative 2021-24
Croft Baker Oliver Freeston Conservative 2018–22
Bob Callison Conservative 2019-23
Graham Reynolds Conservative 2021-24
Haverstoe Margaret Cracknell Conservative 1999-2022
Keith Brookes Conservative 1995-2019
Bill Parkinson Conservative 1999-2020
Humberston and New Waltham Stephen Harness Conservative 2013-22[M]
Stan Shreeve Conservative 2015–19
Hayden Dawkins Conservative 2021-24
Immingham Stewart Swinburn Conservative 2018–22[N]
Karen Swinburn Labour 2019-23[O]
Georgia Astbury Labour 2021-24
Sidney Sussex Debbie Rodwell Labour 2018–22
Marie Green Labour 2019-23
Brian Robinson Conservative 2021-24
Waltham Nick Pettigrew Conservative 2018–22[P]
Philip Jackson Conservative 2003-23
Wolds David Hasthorpe Conservative 2014-22
Henry Hudson Conservative 2019-23[Q]
  • A ^ Walker was previously a councillor for Scartho from 1995 to 1999, before losing his seat to the Conservatives. He left Labour in February 2019, joining the Liberal Democrats and was re-elected for that party in May 2019.
  • B ^ Barber was first elected as a Liberal Democrat councillor, but defected to Labour shortly before he was due to stand for re-election in 2012.
  • C ^ James was first elected as a Liberal Democrat councillor, but defected to Labour shortly after Labour defeated a Lib Dem councillor in the same ward at the 2011 local elections.
  • D ^ Lindley was previously a Labour councillor for West Marsh from 2010 to 2014.
  • E ^ Shepherd was first elected as UKIP, but defected to the Conservatives shortly before he was due to stand for re-election in 2016.
  • F ^ Mickleburgh was previously a councillor for West Marsh from 2014 to 2018, before changing wards.
  • G ^ Wilson was previously a councillor for Heneage from 2010 to 2014, before losing his seat to UKIP.
  • H ^ Cairns was first elected as UKIP in 2014, but defected to the Conservatives several months before he was due to stand for re-election in 2018.
  • I ^ Bramley was first elected as Labour in 2010, but defected to UKIP in 2013 and defended her seat for them in 2014. She lost her seat to Labour in 2018, coming third, but regained it in 2019.
  • J ^ Hyldon-King was previously a councillor for Freshney from 1995 to 2003, before losing her seat to the Conservatives, and then again from 2004 to 2008, before losing again but to the Liberal Democrats.
  • L ^ Wheatley was previously a councillor in East Marsh from 1999 to 2003, before losing her seat to the Liberal Democrats.
  • M ^ Harness was first elected as UKIP councillor, but quit the party in 2015, later joining the Conservatives in 2016 and thus seeking re-election for them in 2018.
  • N ^ Stewart Swinburn was previously a councillor for Immingham from 2003 to 2011, before losing his seat to Labour.
  • O ^ Karen Swinburn was previously a councillor for Immingham from 2006 to 2010, before losing her seat to Labour.
  • P ^ Pettigrew was first elected as a UKIP councillor for Freshney in 2014, but defected to the Conservatives in early 2017. He sought re-election to the authority in Waltham, a much safer Conservative seat, as he likely assumed Labour might have defeated him if he sought re-election in Freshney as they had won it in every election since he won at that point. Ironically, however, the Conservatives did win there with a new candidate.
  • Q ^ Hudson was previously a UKIP councillor for Scartho from 2014 to 2018, at which point he stood down before rejoining the Conservative Party, having previously been a candidate for them in 2008.

North East Lincolnshire Regeneration Partnership[edit]

In 2010 North East Lincolnshire Council entered into a partnership with Balfour Beatty Workplace Limited, which was taken over by Cofely GDF SUEZ in 2013 (renamed Engie 2016) on a 10-year partnership to deliver facilities management.[6]

School WWI roll of honour in storage[edit]

There was a roll of honour at Matthew Humberston Foundation School commemorating the deaths of 42 past pupils of the school who died in World War I, but after the closure of the school in 2010, it was put into storage at the Council offices. As of November 2019 the roll of honour was still being stored by the Council, "with a view to being put on public display in a new town centre museum and heritage centre".[7]


  1. ^ "Find your Councillor".
  2. ^ The Humberside (Structural Change) Order 1995, SI 1995/600
  3. ^ North East Lincolnshire Council
  4. ^ "CCG and council appoint 'first of its kind' joint chief". Health Service Journal. 14 July 2017. Retrieved 17 July 2017.
  5. ^ "Local Elections 2nd May 2019". Archived from the original on 9 May 2019.
  6. ^ "North East Lincolnshire Regeneration Partnership - North East Lincolnshire Council". North East Lincolnshire Council. Retrieved 12 May 2016.
  7. ^ "Matthew Humberston Foundation School - WW1". War Memorials Register. Imperial War Museum. Retrieved 27 November 2019.

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