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Cllr. Bernard Theobald, Independent (Wold View Ward) had requested to rejoin the Planning Committee on West Lindsey District Council after forming a new Independent Group. His request, however, was denied and he will now sit on the investigations and disciplinary committee instead following discussions between the authority's Chief Executive and the main Group Leaders.
At full council on Monday, 25th January 2010, Cllr. Theobald labelled his new position a 'hollow gift'.
Cllr. Theobald formed his new Independent group with another former Conservative, Cllr. Stuart Kinch, Independent, (Torksey Ward), last week in an attempt to secure committee seats for the pair.
Cllr. Kinch had requested to join the Organisation and Resources committee. This request was also denied. He will now sit on the Community and Waste Services committee plus performance management and scrutiny.
Councillors ratified the committee changes at their meeting and officially approved Cllr. Adam Duguid, Conservative (Market Rasen Ward) as the new Leader of the Council and Cllr. Burt Keimach, Conservative (Market Rasen Ward) as Deputy Leader of the Council.