Tuesday, 25 May 2010

New Leader Appointed to West Lindsey District Council

Cllr. Burt Keimach, Conservative (Market Rasen Ward), is the new leader of West Lindsey District Council.

The Conservative Group, which has the ruling majority on West Lindsey District Council, elected their new leader last Thursday (more here).
Cllr. Keimach was chosen from the twenty-two strong Conservative Group, on the council, to take over from Mr. Adam Duguid, who lost his seat in the local elections at the start of May.
The Market Rasen representative was voted into office at Monday night's full council meeting.
Cllr Keimach said:
"I look forward to working with everybody within the authority and will continue to deliver our services at the lowest costs. I look forward to developing strong relationships both with the officers and our external partners, which I believe is crucial to driving the authority forward.I have an open approach to working and I welcome practical ideas and suggestions to deliver the very best service.West Lindsey has one of the lowest council tax increases and I want to strive to continue to keep it as low as possible. I want to make sure we continue the on-going work in Gainsborough and see the swimming pool promised for Market Rasen come to fruition."

The former Mayor of Market Rasen, is also a County Councillor for the Market Rasen Wolds Division.
He is married to Elizabeth and he has two children and one grandchild. Cllr. Keimach was educated at Harvard University and has a master degree from the University of London. His work background is in journalism and public relations.