North East Lincolnshire Council
North East Lincolnshire Council
|Founded||1 April 1996|
|Preceded by||Humberside County Council|
Cllr Hazel Chase, Independent
since 17 May 2018
Leader of the Council
Cllr Ray Oxby, Labour
since 28 May 2015
Length of term
|First past the post|
|3 May 2018|
|2 May 2019|
|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.. 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.
Powers and functions
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.
Wards and councillors
|Parliamentary constituency||Ward||Councillor||Party||Term of office|
|Great Grimsby constituency||East Marsh||Stephen Beasant||Liberal Democrat||2003-22|
|Kay Rudd||Liberal Democrat||2016-20|
|Andrew De Freitas||Liberal Democrat||1995-2019|
|Ian Barfield||Liberal Democrat||2016–20|
|West Marsh||Gemma Sheridan||Labour||2018–22|
|Croft Baker||Oliver Freeston||Conservative||2018–22|
|Humberston and New Waltham||Stephen Harness||Conservative||2013-22[M]|
|Sidney Sussex||Debbie Rodwell||Labour||2018–22|
- A ^ Walker was previously a councillor for Scartho from 1995 to 1999, before losing his seat to the Conservatives.
- 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 a UKIP councillor, 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 councillor, but defected to the Conservatives several months before he was due to stand for re-election in 2018.
- I ^ Wheatley was previously a councillor for East Marsh from 1995 to 2003, before losing his seat to the Liberal Democrats.
- 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.
- K ^ Darby was previously a councillor for Yarborough (as a Liberal Democrat at first, but later defected to Labour) from 2010 to 2014, before deciding to contest East Marsh in 2014 unsuccessfully.
- 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 ^ Swinburn was previously a councillor for Immingham from 2003 to 2011, before losing his seat to Labour.
- O ^ Chase was elected as Labour councillor in 2011 and re-elected in 2015, but quit the party in 2017 and has thus sat as an Independent since.
- 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.
North East Lincolnshire Regeneration Partnership
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.
- The Humberside (Structural Change) Order 1995, SI 1995/600
- North East Lincolnshire Council
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- "Find your Councillor". North East Lincolnshire Council. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
- "North East Lincolnshire Regeneration Partnership - North East Lincolnshire Council". North East Lincolnshire Council. Retrieved 12 May 2016.
- North East Lincolnshire – Official website