Tories reflect on ‘good year’

Local Conservatives figures at the recent AGM.
Local Conservatives figures at the recent AGM.

THE “tremendous success” of candidates in the 2011 local elections was the highlight of the year for local Conservatives, reported outgoing chairman Theresa Walker at Boston and Skegness Constituency Conservative Association’s AGM.

She said in the council elections Conservatives had contested 16 of the 18 wards in Boston Borough, gaining 15 seats and returning their four sitting councillors. The council was now Conservative-led for the first time since the local government reorganisation in 1974.

In the part of the constituency covered by East Lindsey District Council, Conservatives had retained seven seats and gained four seats in Skegness, enabling the party to take majority control of the council.

“This was mirrored in the results for Skegness Town Council; we gained eight seats and retained four seats, also giving an overall Conservative majority,” said Mrs Walker.

The following officers were elected for the coming year: hon president, Mrs Mairi Perry; chairman, Mrs Ruth Street; deputy chairman (policy and campaigning), Coun Colin Davie; deputy chairman (membership and fundraising, Mrs Theresa Walker; hon treasurer, Mr Robert Holland.