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Borough of Boston
Boston
Shown within the non-metropolitan county of Lincolnshire
Geography
Status: Borough
Region: East Midlands
Admin. County: Lincolnshire
Area:
  Total:
Ranked 116th
361.5 km²
Admin. HQ: Boston
ONS code: 32UB
Demographics
Population:
  Total (2008 est.):
  Density:
Ranked 312th
58,300
161 / km²
Ethnicity: 98.4% White
Politics
Boston Borough Council
http://www.boston.gov.uk/
Leadership: Leader & Cabinet
Executive: Independent
MPs: Mark Simmonds

Boston is a local government district with borough status in Lincolnshire, England. Its council is based in the town of Boston. It lies around N53°0'0" W0°0'0".

Boston borough borders East Lindsey to the north, The Wash to the east, South Holland to the south, and North Kesteven to the west.

Post codes used in the district are: in Boston town, PE21 and elsewhere, PE20 and PE22.

Contents

History

The borough was formed on April 1, 1974 by the merger of the former borough of Boston with Boston Rural District.

Until 1974, Lincolnshire comprised three parts, like the ridings of Yorkshire. In Lincolnshire, "parts" was the formal designation. They were Lindsey, Kesteven and Holland. In their final form, they were each, in effect, a county. The 1974 changes divided the Parts of Holland into two districts; the Borough of Boston is the northern one.

Management

Political composition

The current political composition of the council is as follows:

Party Councillors
Boston Bypass Independents 18
Conservatives 6
Better Boston Group 4
Independents 3
British National 1

The council is controlled by the Boston Bypass Independents as of May 2007. [1]

Election results

For full election results see: Boston local elections.

Electoral arrangements

The Borough includes the town of Boston and 18 other, rural wards.

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The town electoral wards

They are as follows:

The rural electoral wards

Each comprises one or more civil parishes:

  • Coastal Ward elects two councillors 12.
  • Fishtoft Ward elects three councillors 123.
  • Five Village Ward elects two councillors 12.
  • Frampton & Holme Ward elects one councillor.
  • Kirton Ward elects two councillors 12.
  • Old Leake & Wrangle Ward elects two councillors 12.
  • Swineshead & Holland Fen Ward elects two councillors 12.
  • Wyberton Fen Ward elects two councillors 12.

Demographics

In 2007, for all districts of Lincolnshire, Boston got the lowest GCSE results. It also has the least-educated group of people in Lincolnshire. At the 2001 census, there were 55,739 citizens in the district.

Coordinates: 52°57′N 0°09′W / 52.95°N 0.15°W / 52.95; -0.15


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