Young councillor replaces finance portfolio holder

Coun Aaron Spencer ENGEMN00120110422160739
Coun Aaron Spencer ENGEMN00120110422160739

Council leaders have announced the new finance portfolio holder to replace recently ‘removed’ member Raymond Singleton-McGuire.

Coun Aaron Spencer has been appointed to the role on Boston Borough Council as of today (Friday).

Leader Coun Peter Bedford, said: “I am pleased to announce that Coun Spencer has taken over the finance portfolio as from today (Friday, November 21). I am certain he will carry on the excellent work that Coun Singleton-McGuire has done.”

Councillor Spencer, 23, was elected to Boston Borough Council in the May 2011 General Election, topping the polls in the Five Village ward - at the time, he was 19, and followed in the footsteps of fellow young councillor Myles Larrington.

Coun Spencer said: “I look forward to the challenge of taking the lead in the financial affairs of the borough council. I recognise the importance of the role - it is something which impacts in some way on practically every person living in the borough. It’s a big job, but I have worked in the commercial world and I will have the support of the council’s excellent financial team, and I take up the reigns from a good starting point.”

Fishtoft councillor Singleton-McGuire was last week removed from his post as deputy leader and finance portfolio holder pending legal action relating to his personal business interests.

He is listed to appear at Boston Magistrates Court on Thursday, November 27. The action is being brought by the borough council and Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue.