Gainsborough Constituency Lib Dems take control of West Lindsey District Council

25 May 2023

The party secured the most seats on West Lindsey District Council in the local elections earlier this month, but had been one short of a majority.

However, Lib Dem leader Trevor Young said one independent councillor had since aligned with his party, meaning it could take control of the authority.

As a result, Mr Young was elected as the new leader of the council, taking over from Conservative Owen Bierley.

In the local elections on 4 May, the Lib Dems gained six seats, taking their number of councillors on West Lindsey Council up to 18.

Meanwhile, the Conservatives lost five, taking their total down to 14.

A total of 19 votes were needed for a majority, so with the support of one independent councillor, the Lib Dems are now the leading party on the authority.

Following his election as leader of the council, Mr Young, councillor for the Gainsborough South West ward, said he was committed to ensuring every voice was heard and every perspective considered.

He will be supported by a deputy leader, Lesley Rollings, also from the Liberal Democrats, who pledged to ensure all communities were better connected and understood.

Liberal Democrat councillors Stephen Bunney and Matthew Boles were also elected as chairman and vice chairman respectively.

This website uses cookies

Like most websites, this site uses cookies. Some are required to make it work, while others are used for statistical or marketing purposes. If you choose not to allow cookies some features may not be available, such as content from other websites. Please read our Cookie Policy for more information.

Essential cookies enable basic functions and are necessary for the website to function properly.
Statistics cookies collect information anonymously. This information helps us to understand how our visitors use our website.
Marketing cookies are used by third parties or publishers to display personalized advertisements. They do this by tracking visitors across websites.