The new chairman of Lincolnshire County Council has pledged to push the county’s claim as a business hotspot in the coming year.
Coun Ray Wootten was elected as chairman in place of ex-councillor Robert Palmer who was unseated by UKIP’s Daniel McNally in the county elections earlier this month.
“I’m very proud to be chosen as chairman and I intend to help the people of Lincolnshire, visit as many towns and villages as possible and raise the county’s profile by encouraging tourism and boosting the economy in Lincolnshire.
“During this coming year, I want to encourage as many businesses as possible to relocate here because there’s an untapped wealth of opportunity in Lincolnshire which is such a diverse county.
“I hope to promte its way of life and quality of food.”