North Lincolnshire

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Borough of North Lincolnshire
North Lincolnshire UK locator map.svg
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Ceremonial county Lincolnshire
Admin. HQ Scunthorpe
  Body North Lincolnshire Council
   Leadership:Leader & Cabinet
  Executive: Conservative
   MPs: Andrew Percy (C)
Holly Mumby-Croft (C)
Martin Vickers (C)
  Total326.8 sq mi (846.3 km2)
  Rank 43rd
 (mid-2019 est.)
  Rank Ranked 114th
  Density530/sq mi (200/km2)
Time zone UTC+0 (Greenwich Mean Time)
  Summer (DST) UTC+1 (British Summer Time)
ONS code 00FD (ONS)
E06000013 (GSS)
Ethnicity96.5% White
2.0% S. Asian [1]

North Lincolnshire is a unitary authority area in Lincolnshire, England, with a population of 167,446 in the 2011 census. [2] The borough includes the towns of Scunthorpe, Brigg, Haxey, Crowle, Epworth, Bottesford, Kirton in Lindsey and Barton-upon-Humber. North Lincolnshire is part of the Yorkshire and Humber region.


North Lincolnshire was formed following the abolition of Humberside County Council in 1996, when four unitary authorities replaced it, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire, on the south bank of the Humber Estuary, and the East Riding of Yorkshire and Kingston upon Hull on the north bank.

It is home to the Haxey Hood, a traditional event which takes place in Haxey on 6 January, a large football scrum where a leather tube (the "hood") is pushed to one of four pubs, where it remains until next year's game.

In 2015, North Lincolnshire Council began discussions with the other nine authorities in the Greater Lincolnshire area as part of a devolution bid. If successful this would see greater powers over education, transport, health, crime and social care being devolved from central government.


The 846 km2 (327 sq mi) council area lies on the south side of the Humber Estuary and consists mainly of agricultural land, including land on either side of the River Trent. It borders onto North East Lincolnshire, Lincolnshire, South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire and the East Riding of Yorkshire. The council's administrative base is at the Civic Centre in Scunthorpe.

History of area

Before the creation of Humberside in 1974, it was part of Lincolnshire, becoming North Lincolnshire only in 1996, on the abolition of Humberside. Until 1 April 1996, the area had been part of Humberside. The district was formed by a merger of the boroughs of Glanford and Scunthorpe, and southern Boothferry.

Towns and villages


The Labour Party took control of the council, with a majority of 1, from the Conservatives after the 2007 election where the Labour Party had 22 councillors elected. The Conservative Party held 18 seats, the Liberal Democrats held 1 seat and the Independents held two seats. [3] After the 2011 election, the Conservatives regained control of the council with 23 seats, the Labour Party falling to 20 seats.

The area is represented in parliament by three MPs. At the 2010 election the Labour Party retained the Scunthorpe seat and the Conservative Party won the Brigg and Goole seat and the Cleethorpes seat which includes the Barton area.

North Lincolnshire operates under a Cabinet and Leader form of governance. The cabinet has eight members from the largest political party elected to the cabinet by the council of 43. [4] Cabinet members make decisions on their portfolio individually. [5]


This is a chart of trend of regional gross value added of North and North East Lincolnshire at current basic prices published (pp. 240–253) by Office for National Statistics with figures in millions of British Pounds Sterling. 2004 onwards published (pp. 139) in 2007

YearRegional Gross Value Added [6] Agriculture [7] Industry [8] Services [9]

Eastern Airways has its head office in the Schiphol House on the grounds of Humberside Airport in Kirmington, North Lincolnshire. [10] Scunthorpe is the home of the British Steel owned Appleby-Frodingham steel plant, one of the largest and most successful plants in Europe. Port operations, green energy, logistics, agriculture and food processing are important elements of the areas employment profile.


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  1. Office for National Statistics
  2. UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – North Lincolnshire Local Authority (1946157111)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics . Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  3. "North Lincolnshire Council election results for 2007". North Lincolnshire Council. Archived from the original on 26 May 2009. Retrieved 27 July 2011.
  4. "Cabinet". North Lincolnshire Council. Archived from the original on 27 March 2010. Retrieved 10 May 2010.
  5. "Decision Making By Cabinet Members". North Lincolnshire Council. Archived from the original on 28 February 2009. Retrieved 10 May 2010.
  6. Components may not sum to totals due to rounding
  7. includes hunting and forestry
  8. includes energy and construction
  9. includes financial intermediation services indirectly measured
  10. "Contact Us]". Eastern Airways. Archived from the original on 16 December 2009. Retrieved 2 May 2010.

Coordinates: 53°36′N0°39′W / 53.60°N 0.65°W / 53.60; -0.65