Conservative Councillors on West Lindsey District Council have elected a new leadership team at their Annual General Meeting.
Cllr. Jeff Summers, who represents the Waddingham and Spital Ward, has moved up, from his previous role as Deputy Leader, to become the Leader of the Conservative Group on the Council. Meanwhile, elected as his Deputy, is Cllr. Mrs. Anne Welburn, who represents the Cherry Willingham Ward.
Cllr. Summers paid tribute to his predecessor at the meeting, saying:
“Cllr. Keimach has done a magnificent job over the past three years in leading our group and providing leadership at the council enabling it to deliver for the people of West Lindsey. I am proud to have served as his deputy and am pleased to succeed him.”
Cllr. Summers has committed to continuing the Conservative Group’s work at the authority to provide quality frontline services to residents whilst keeping Council Tax low. Cllr. Summers commented:
“I am naturally grateful to the Conservative Group for electing me in to be their Leader. Such a position is a both an accolade and a responsibility. I will be working hard to build consensus.”
The election means that Cllr. Jeff Summers will be the majority Conservative Group’s nominee for Council Leader at the Annual Council Meeting on Monday 20th May and is therefore expected to become Leader of the Council. Cllr. Summers added:
“West Lindsey District Council has to become increasingly efficient to keep Council Tax down for residents, and maintain services, in these difficult times. The Conservative Group will work together to achieve that.”
Cllr. Summers has appointed Cllr. Giles McNeill, who represents the Nettleham Ward, as the Group’s Chief Whip.