Update to 'EXCLUSIVE: Conservatives At West Lindsey Elect New Leadership Team'.
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The Lincolnshire Echo is reporting that Cllr. Adam Duguid, Conservative (Market Rasen Ward) accepted his position via a text message sent from the United States of America, where he is on a skiing holiday. He received a text message informing him of his nomination for the leadership of West Lindsey District Council's Conservative Group and agreed to stand.
The paper report Cllr. Duguid as saying:
"It was all a bit confusing.The appointment marks the end of a six-week search for a replacement following the resignation of Cllr Bernard Theobald (Wold View Ward).
"I was away when it happened and I got a message saying I had been nominated and would I accept.
"I thought if people wanted me to do it, then I should accept the nomination and let them decide."