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North Lincolnshire Council
North Lincolnshire Council logo
Founded1 April 1996
Preceded byHumberside County Council
Mayor of North Lincolnshire
Jonathan Evison, Conservative
since 2 May 2019
Leader of the Council
Rob Waltham, Conservative
since 16 January 2017
Chief executive
Pete Thorpe
since 6 September 2021
Seats43 councillors
North Lincolnshire Council composition
Political groups
  Conservative (26)
Other parties
  Labour (17)
Last election
2 May 2019
Next election
4 May 2023
Meeting place
Civic Centre, Scunthorpe

North Lincolnshire Council is the local authority of North Lincolnshire. It is a unitary authority, having the powers of a non-metropolitan county and district council combined. It is one of fifty five unitary authorities.[1] It 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 Lincolnshire is within a non-metropolitan area of England. As a unitary authority, North 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.

Political control

Further information: North Lincolnshire local elections

Party in control Years
Labour 1995–2003
Conservative 2003–2007
Labour 2007–2011
Conservative 2011 – present

Wards and councillors

There are 17 wards, each represented by between one and three councillors.[2]

Parliamentary constituency Ward Councillor Party
Brigg and Goole
Axholme Central David Robinson Conservative
Tim Mitchell Conservative
Axholme North John Briggs Conservative
Julie Reed Conservative
Axholme South David Rose Conservative
Ron Allcock Conservative
Brigg and Wolds Carl Graham Sherwood Conservative
Nigel John Sherwood Conservative
Rob Waltham Conservative
Broughton and Appleby Janet Lee Conservative
Carol Elizabeth Ross Conservative
Burringham and Gunness Josh Walshe Conservative
Burton upon Stather and Winterton Elaine Marper Conservative
Helen Rowson Conservative
Ralph Ogg Conservative
Barton Jonathan Evison Conservative
Keith Vickers Conservative
Paul Vickers Conservative
Ferry David Wells Conservative
Peter Clark Conservative
Richard Hannigan Conservative
Ashby Joanne Saunby Conservative
Mick Grant Labour
Andrea Davies Labour
Bottesford John Davison Conservative
Margaret Armiger Conservative
Janet Longcake Conservative
Brumby Len Foster Labour
Steve Swift Labour
Susan Armitage Labour
Crosby and Park Christine O'Sullivan Labour
Darryl Southern Labour
Mark Kirk Independent (Politician)
Frodingham Sandra Bainbridge Labour
Tony Ellerby Labour
Kingsway with Lincoln Gardens Helen Rayner Labour
Stuart Wilson Labour
Tony Gosling Labour
Ridge Neil Poole Conservative
John England Conservative
Trevor Foster Conservative
Town Lorraine Yeadon Labour
Mashook Ali Labour


The Cabinet of North Lincolnshire is made up of nine councillors from the largest political grouping. Meetings are chaired by the Leader of the Council. The Leader of the Council selects councillors to serve in cabinet posts. Meetings are open to the public. During the COVID-19 pandemic, these have been streamed remotely.[3] The current cabinet of North Lincolnshire is as follows:

Leader Portfolio – Place Shaping and Connectivity: Rob Waltham

Deputy Leader – Adults and Health: Richard Hannigan

Children and Families: Julie Reed

Commercial: Neil Poole

Environment and Strategic Planning: David Rose

Finance and Governance: Elaine Marper

Resident Engagement and Rural Partnerships: Ralph Ogg

Safer, Stronger Communities – Ashby, Bottesford and Scunthorpe ('Urban'): John Davison

Safer, Stronger Communities – Rural: Carl Sherwood

Town and parish councils

Across the authority, there are a number of town and parish councils that operate on a local level. Council tax bills in the authority provide for the parish councils. In North Lincolnshire, there are 55 in total including eight town councils, three parish meetings, and forty-four parish councils. In total there are over 500 parish councillors in North Lincolnshire. Parish and Town Councils within the authority have signed up to the Parish and Town Council Charter.[4]


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  2. ^ "Electoral wards".
  3. ^ "Democracy | Full Cabinet".
  4. ^ "Town and parish councils".