Boston (borough)


Boston (borough)

Infobox UK district
name = Borough of Boston


status = Borough
region = East Midlands
admincounty = Lincolnshire
area = Ranked 132nd
361.54 km²
adminhq = Boston
onscode = 32UB
population = Ranked English district rank|ONS=32UB
English district population|ONS=32UB
English district density|ONS=32UB / km²
ethnicity = 98.4% White
politics = Boston Borough Council
http://www.boston.gov.uk/
leadership = Leader & Cabinet
executive = English district control|ONS=32UB
mayor =
mp = Mark Simmonds
year = 2005

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.

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

*Summary of the [http://www.boston.gov.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=502&Itemid=3313 Council's organization] .
* [http://www.boston.gov.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=507&Itemid=3313 Day to day management]
*Key to descriptions of [http://www.boston.gov.uk/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1 council services] .

Political composition

The current political composition of the council is as follows:

The council is controlled by the Boston Bypass Independents as of May 2007. [http://www.boston.gov.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=166&Itemid=3493=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.

The town electoral wards

They are as follows:

*Central Ward elects [http://www.boston.gov.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=669&Itemid=3351 one councillor] .
*Fenside Ward elects two councillors [http://www.boston.gov.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1043&Itemid=3493 1] [http://www.boston.gov.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=687&Itemid=3493 2] .
*North Ward elects two councillors [http://www.boston.gov.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=657&Itemid=3493 1] [http://www.boston.gov.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=657&Itemid=3493 2] .
*Pilgrim Ward elects [http://www.boston.gov.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=676&Itemid=3493 one councillor] .
*Skirbeck Ward elects three councillors [http://www.boston.gov.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=686&Itemid=3493 1] [http://www.boston.gov.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=686&Itemid=3493 2] [http://www.boston.gov.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=991&Itemid=3493 3] .
*South Ward elects [http://www.boston.gov.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=677&Itemid=3493 one councillor] .
*Staniland North Ward elects [http://www.boston.gov.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=679&Itemid=3493 one councillor] .
*Staniland South Ward elects two councillors [http://www.boston.gov.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=669&Itemid=3493 1] [http://www.boston.gov.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=682&Itemid=3493 2] .
*West Ward elects [http://www.boston.gov.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=684&Itemid=3493 one councillor] .
*Witham Ward elects two councillors [http://www.boston.gov.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=678&Itemid=3493 1] [http://www.boston.gov.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=663&Itemid=3493 2] .

The rural electoral wards

Each comprises one or more civil parishes:
*Coastal Ward elects two councillors [http://www.boston.gov.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=675&Itemid=3493 1] [http://www.boston.gov.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=675&Itemid=3493 2] .
*Fishtoft Ward elects three councillors [http://www.boston.gov.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=666&Itemid=3493 1] [http://www.boston.gov.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=665&Itemid=3493 2] [http://www.boston.gov.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=681&Itemid=3493 3] .
*Five Village Ward elects two councillors [http://www.boston.gov.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=989&Itemid=3493 1] [http://www.boston.gov.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=662&Itemid=3493 2] .
*Frampton & Holme Ward elects [http://www.boston.gov.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=660&Itemid=3493 one councillor] .
*Kirton Ward elects two councillors [http://www.boston.gov.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=990&Itemid=3493 1] [http://www.boston.gov.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=990&Itemid=3493 2] .
*Old Leake & Wrangle Ward elects two councillors [http://www.boston.gov.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=668&Itemid=3493 1] [http://www.boston.gov.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=670&Itemid=3493 2] .
*Swineshead & Holland Fen Ward elects two councillors [http://www.boston.gov.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=683&Itemid=3493 1] [http://www.boston.gov.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=683&Itemid=3493 2] .
*Wyberton Fen Ward elects two councillors [http://www.boston.gov.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=658&Itemid=3493 1] [http://www.boston.gov.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=661&Itemid=3493 2] .

References

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.


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