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Breaking news: New leader for South Kesteven District Council – but three unhappy Grantham councillors resign




Coun Matthew Lee and Coun Kelham Cooke take on the leadership of the South Kesteven District Council as leader and deputy leader, respectively.
Coun Matthew Lee and Coun Kelham Cooke take on the leadership of the South Kesteven District Council as leader and deputy leader, respectively.

A new leader of South Kesteven District Council has been voted in this afternoon (Thursday), beating a challenge from a Grantham Independent unaligned councillor.

Stamford councillor Matthew Lee is now the new leader of the council, following on from his successful ousting of former leader Bob Adams from the area’s Conservative group last month.

However, it was not plain sailing during the tense full council meeting in the council chamber in Grantham, as a challenge for the top spot came in the form of Coun Ian Selby, of Grantham Harrowby ward. Coun Ashley Baxter, whose ward is Market and West Deeping, proposed Coun Selby, who gained 13 votes.



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