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Lincolnshire County Council

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Lincolnshire County Council
Coat of arms or logo
Non-metropolitan county council of Lincolnshire
Chair of the Council
Cllr Ron Oxyby, Conservative
since 11th May 2018
Leader of the Council
Cllr Martin Hill OBE, Conservative
since 2005
Chief Executive
Debbie Barnes OBE
Seats70 (36 needed for a majority)
Lincolnshire County Council March 2019.svg
Political groups
  Conservative Party (57)
Other parties
  Labour Party (6)
  Liberal Democrats (1)
  Independent (5)
  Lincolnshire Independents (1)
Length of term
4 years
Last election
4 May 2017
Next election
4 May 2021
Meeting place
Lincolnshire County Council - - 108767.jpg
County Offices,
United Kingdom

Lincolnshire County Council is the county council that governs the non-metropolitan county of Lincolnshire in England, less those parts governed by the unitary authorities of North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire. The number of councillors was reduced from 77 to 70 at the 2017 local election.[1]

Lincolnshire mobile library at Pode Hole.  Lincolnshire County Council operate five routes, covering small villages in this large, sparse, county.  Each location is visited once a month.[2]
Lincolnshire mobile library at Pode Hole. Lincolnshire County Council operate five routes, covering small villages in this large, sparse, county. Each location is visited once a month.[2]

The council was created in 1974 under the Local Government Act 1972. It succeeded the Holland, Kesteven and Lindsey County Councils, and the Lincoln County Borough Council.


The council is responsible for public services such as education, transport, highways, heritage, social care, libraries, trading standards, and waste management.[3]


Leaders of the council have included:

Chief executives

Chief executives have included:

  • 1973–1979: David Drury Macklin
  • 1983–1995: Robert John Dudley Proctor
  • 1995–1998: Jill Helen Barrow, who was the first woman chief executive of a county council in England.[5]
  • 1999–2004: David Bowles
  • 2005-2018: Tony McArdle [6][7]
  • 2018: Richard Wills (Interim Head of Paid Service) [8]
  • 2018: Keith Ireland [9][10][11][12]
  • 2018–present: Debbie Barnes OBE (Head of Paid Service) [13]

Borough, City, and District councils

The county council is the upper-tier of local government, below which are seven councils with responsibility for local services such as housing, planning applications, licensing, council tax collection and rubbish collection. The districts of Lincolnshire are:

See also


  1. ^ "New electoral divisions for 2017". Lincolnshire County Council. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Mobile Libraries". Lincolnshire County Council. Archived from the original on 11 November 2013. Retrieved 22 November 2013. Wherever you live in Lincolnshire, whether in the countryside of the Wolds or Fens, the Coastal area or even on the edge of a town, a Mobile Library will stop nearby.
  3. ^ "Understand how your council works". HM Government. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  4. ^ a b "County Leader", Sleaford Standard, 19 November 1987, p. 5.
  5. ^ "People", Times Education Supplement, 18 August 1995. Retrieved 12 November 2017.
  6. ^ "Lincolnshire County Council chief executive Tony McArdle to step down after 12 years", Lincolnshire Echo, 11 January 2018.
  7. ^ "Lincolnshire County Council leader pays tribute to outgoing chief executive", 23 February 2018.
  8. ^ "Lincolnshire County Council director Richard Wills to retire", Lincolnshire Reporter, 5 July 2018.
  9. ^ "Lincolnshire County Council appoint Keith Ireland as new chief executive",Lincolnshire Echo, 8 May 2018.
  10. ^ "'We do not share the same approach' - chief executive of Lincolnshire County Council to leave just months after joining",Lincolnshire Echo, 26 November 2018.
  11. ^ "KEXIT: Lincolnshire County Council chief leaves after just four months", Lincolnite 26 November 2018.
  12. ^ "Sacked or resigned? County Council CEO set to serve notice", Lincolnshire Reporter, 26 November 2018.
  13. ^ "County council leaders gagged over departure of chief executive", Boston Standard, 16 December 2018.

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