Rob Waltham

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Alan Robert Waltham MBE (born 15 June 1972) is the (Conservative) Leader of North Lincolnshire Council and councillor for the Brigg and Wolds Ward[1]. He has been a North Lincolnshire councillor since 2007. Rob also serves as the political agent for the Conservative Party candidates in the Brigg and Goole & Scunthorpe constituencies, endorsing Andrew Percy MP and local councillor Holly Mumby-Croft in the 2017 General Election.


Career[edit]

Composition of the council in 2011

North Lincolnshire Council[edit]

Burringham & Gunness Ward Councillor (2007 - 2011)[edit]

Rob was elected on Thursday 3 May 2007 as The Conservative Party candidate for the Burringham & Gunness ward in the 2007 North Lincolnshire Council elections. He received 541 votes which was equivalent to 43.62% of the vote, 19 more votes than the next candidate with a voter turnout of 39%. At the end of the council term, Rob decided to stand in his own area of Brigg instead of the Burringham & Gunness Ward.

Brigg & Wolds Ward Councillor (2011 - Present)[edit]

Rob was elected on Thursday 5 May 2011 as one of three Conservative Candidates for the Brigg & Wolds Ward in the 2011 Council Elections. He received 1,897 votes which was equivalent to 47.68% of the vote.

At the 2015 council elections, Rob was re-elected as a councillor for the Brigg & Wolds ward. He received 2,993 votes which was an increase of 1,096 votes.

Rob was the deputy leader of North Lincolnshire Council under Liz Redfern after the 2015 local elections up until becoming the leader.

Leader of North Lincolnshire Council (2017 - Present)[edit]

In June 2016, Rob was elected to become the next leader of North Lincolnshire Council after (Baroness) Liz Redfern resigned following her peerage to the House of Lords. Rob became the leader of North Lincolnshire Council on 16 January 2017.

As Leader of North Lincolnshire Council, Rob is a member of various authorities, including: Humberside Fire and Rescue Authority, the Local Enterprise Partnership and the Local Government Association.

Rob was awarded an MBE for services to Local Government[2] in the 2017 Birthday Honours. He received his medal from Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace in November 2017.

Personal life[edit]

Rob lives within his Brigg and Wolds Ward constituency in the town of Brigg, North Lincolnshire. Rob's sister is the mayor of Brigg and they both attend Brigg Town Council meetings.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Council, North Lincolnshire (2013-10-10). "Councillor Rob Waltham". North Lincolnshire Council. Retrieved 2018-03-30.
  2. ^ "2017 Birthday Honours". Wikipedia. 2018-03-24.

External links[edit]

Civic offices
Preceded by
Leader of North Lincolnshire Council
January 2017 –
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by
John Briggs
Deputy Leader of North Lincolnshire Council
May 2015 – January 2017
Succeeded by
Richard Hannigan