Pauline Watson elected as new chairman of East Lindsey District Council

Louth councillor Pauline Watson. Photo: ELDC
Louth councillor Pauline Watson. Photo: ELDC

Louth councillor Pauline Watson has been elected as the new chairman of East Lindsey District Council for the next year.

Conservative councillor Pauline Watson, of the Louth St James ward, was elected at the full council meeting on Wednesday night and replaces outgoing chairman councillor Stan Avison.

Fellow Tory councillor Robert Palmer of North Somercotes was elected as vice chairman.

The chairman is a civic role and is similar to a mayor in that the chairman of the council is the first representative of the district.

The role is ceremonial and has no decision-making responsibilities, and is not the same as the role of an elected mayor which exists in some parts of the UK.

The chairman’s activities and engagements are looked after by the chairman’s PA who is based in the member services office.

At the meeting it was announced that Councillor Avison raised £2,300 for the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance during his year in office.