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Friday, June 17, 2016

Mayor of North East Lincolnshire

Councillor Christina McGilligan-Fell has been sworn in as North East
Lincolnshire’s new Mayor at a ceremony held at Grimsby Town Hall last night (May 19th).

Originally of Irish descent, Councillor McGilligan-Fell hails from a farming family, and worked as a nurse from the age of 18 at Springfield’s geriatric hospital, Grimsby. She spent more than 25 years working at the hospital, eventually ending up on the gastroendoscopy unit before leaving  to become a full-time mother of five children.

Her hard work as a mother since paid off, with each of her children having grown up and entered into their own successful careers. Being a full-time mother is something that Cllr McGilligan-Fell is a huge advocate of.

Since then, Cllr McGilligan-Fell has built up her own landscape gardening business, as well as becoming a Founding Director of the John Harrison Foundation, and having involvement in Cleethorpes In Bloom among other community projects.

As The Cleethorpes in Bloom Coordinator , she helped win the Best Coastal Resort award in the Britain in Bloom campaign, also winning the discretional Tourism Award with her knowledge of the history of Cleethorpes.

She succeeds outgoing Mayor Councillor Cliff Barber, who passed over the chains of office at the annual Mayor Making ceremony on Thursday evening. Cllr McGilligan-Fell will be supported by Deputy Mayor, Councillor Ron Shepherd, Councillor for Scartho ward.

Cllr McGilligan-Fell said: “ Becoming Mayor of North East Lincolnshire is an honour, a duty and a privilege.

“This will be a very busy, productive year, with lots of events planned to help fundraise for my chosen charities, and I will draw on my experiences as a nurse, a mother, and as an active member of various community projects, to help guide my efforts.

“The theme of my year will very much be around culture, the arts, and where possible, education – all very prevalent themes in this borough.

“We have some superb talent in North East Lincolnshire, and we need to celebrate and nurture this talent as much as possible.

“My mayoral year will be a very human-centred one.

“I would like to thank those that attended the Mayor Making ceremony and have supported, and continue to support me in this role and as Deputy Mayor. Thank you also to the North East Lincolnshire Music Hub for supporting the event.”

Cllr McGilligan-Fell’s chosen charities for her term of office are the Nidd Diabetes Fund, with support from the Health Tree Foundation, and Cat Zero, a charity which aims to work with young people developing their skills and qualifications whilst offering extraordinary opportunities.

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