Giles McNeill

Leader of West Lindsey District Council
District Councillor (Nettleham ward)
Organising Secretary
Secretary and Treasurer (Coffee Club)

Giles has lived in Nettleham for just shy of three decades and attended local schools including De Aston Sixth Form at Market Rasen. Giles read for his undergraduate degree at the University of Hull and graduated in July 2004.

Giles was elected to West Lindsey District Council in a by-election in September 2012, becoming the first Conservative to represent the Nettleham Ward since the early 1980s. He was subsequently re-elected in the local elections of May 2015 and then again in May 2019, topping the poll on both occassions.

In April 2013 Giles was appointed the Conservative Group’s Chief Whip by Cllr. Summers, the Conservative Leader of West Lindsey District Council (2013-2019), a post he retained following the 2015 elections. Following the local elections of 2019 Giles was elected by his fellow Conservatives to replace Cllr. Summers as Group Leader and was subsequently elected as the youngest ever Leader of West Lindsey District Council. Giles serves on the Planning Committee and is Deputy Chairman of the Chief Office Employment Committee. He is also Chairman of the Corporate Policy & Resources Committee.

In early September 2015 Giles was elected to the position of Chairman of the Association of Public Service Excellence’s (APSE) Commercialisation and Finance Professional Practice Strategic Forum, and subsequently re-elected in 2016, 2017 and 2018. In 2018 he became a delegate for the Northern Region and serves on APSE's National Council.

Giles served as a member of Nettleham Parish Council between 2006-2019, having been successfully elected in 2006, 2010, 2011, 2015 and 2019, He was involved on the Planning Committee and Mulsanne Park Users Committee of which he was Chairman. During that time, in partnership with Nettleham Tennis Club, together they have delivered new Tennis Courts. Giles campaigned against the closure of the Linelands Care Home and continues to seek the return of the Linelands site to use as a care facility for the elderly in our community. He resigned from the parish council following the 

Giles has served as a Governor at Nettleham Infants School where he had particular responsibilities on the Resources Committee. Giles successfully tackled the issue of parking on All Saints Lane, the end of the after-school club, and the transition to academy status during his time as a Governor, which has meant a real improvement for local residents.

Giles works locally for the Gainsborough Constituency Conservative Association, as Organising Secretary and for the Rt. Hon Sir Edward Leigh, Member of Parliament for the Gainsborough Constituency, as Constituency Communications Manager. Professionally since his graduation, Giles has worked most notably at the Environment Agency, Lincolnshire & Rutland Education and Business Partnership (EBP) and the Lincolnshire Association for the Care of the Elderly.

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See Also

Angela Lawrence

Deputy Chairman of West Lindsey District Council
District Councillor (Caistor & Yarborough ward)

Originally from Birmingham, Angela has lived in Caistor for more than thirty-five years.  Having qualified as a Primary School Teacher and has worked in schools in Birmingham and Lincoln she later studied at Hull University.

Cordelia McCartney

District Councillor (Market Rasen ward)
Branch Chairman (Market Rasen & Caistor Branch) pro tem

Cordelia has lived in Market Rasen for the past six years and in Lincolnshire for over 15 years.  She is married with two sons and they all enjoy living in the area and in particular walking their dogs in the local woodlands.

John McNeill

District Councillor (Market Rasen ward)

John has recently moved with his wife, Alice and son, William, to Middle Rasen from Market Rasen where they had lived for more than a decade.  John attended local schools including De Aston School Sixth Form at Market Rasen before reading for his undergraduate degree at the University of Hull whe

Jessie Milne

District Councillor (Lea ward)
Branch Chairman (Gainsborough & District Branch)

If you have any ward issues you would like to bring to my attention then please feel free to get in touch.

Roger Patterson

President
District Councillor (Scampton ward)

Roger was born and brought up in Portsmouth until he moved to Lincolnshire in 2001. Roger served ten years in the Army, five and a half years of which he served in Northern Ireland.

Julie Platt

District Councillor (Wragby Ward)

Julie has lived in West Barkwith since 2006 when she and her husband moved from Herefordshire to purchase Star Garage – a small family run business that is well supported by the local community. Julie has been an Accountant for over 35 years and has also enjoyed her involvement with charitable or

Tom Regis

District Councillor (Wold View ward)

Tom originally grew up in Hertfordshire but his home has been Lincolnshire since meeting his wife Jessica in 1996.  Tom and his wife have three children all brought up in Lincolnshire where the family enjoys their farm surroundings and being in the countryside.

Stephanie Rouse

Branch Chairman (Nettleham & Area Branch)

Mrs. Stephanie Rouse is the Chairman of the Nettleham & Area Branch. Mrs. Rouse served as the Chairman of the Gainsborough Constituency Conservative Association from March 2012 - March 2016.

Thomas Smith

Campaigner

Thomas served as a district councillor for Market Rasen ward between May 2015 and May 2019. As West Lindsey’s youngest councillor, at the age of just 20 years and 11 months, fighting for local residents on local issues such as getting two hours free car parking into Market Rasen through lobbying

Lewis Strange

County Councillor (Market Rasen Wolds division)
District Councillor (Kelsey Wold ward)

Lewis has worked hard for sixteen years representing the Hemswell, Middle Rasen and Waddingham & Spital wards which formed the Ancholme Cliff Division at County Hall.