THE WORSHIPFUL THE MAYOR OF BOSTON
COUNCILLOR JUDITH SKINNER
Councillor Judith Skinner was appointed Mayor of Boston on Monday 14 May 2018.
The Mayor was born in Boston and lived in Old Leake for her first two years moving to Sibsey Road, Fishtoft, where her parents ran a small holding. Upon her marriage she lived for four years in Coningsby before moving back to Fishtoft. The Mayor still lives in Fishtoft, the ward that she represents as a Conservative Councillor.
Cllr Skinner was educated at Butterwick Junior School followed by The Giles School, Old Leake, and Boston College. After a brief period at Sinclair McGill she moved to Lloyds Bank in Boston where she has worked for 38 years. Whilst on a career break from the bank she did some work for Marks and Spencer in Boston.
Cllr Judith Skinner is Boston’s 484th Mayor. Elected in May 2011, Cllr Skinner is Chair of Environment and Performance Committee, a member of the Corporate and Community Committee, the Licensing, Regulatory and Appeals Committees and the Councillor Development Group.
The Mayor’s Consort is her husband, Councillor Paul Skinner. He was elected to the Council in 2015, also representing Fishtoft Ward. Cllr Skinner is a Cabinet Member with responsibility for the Regulatory Services Portfolio. He is also a Lincolnshire County Councillor representing Boston Coastal Division.
The Mayor has appointed Councillor Yvonne Stevens as her Deputy Mayor. Cllr Stevens was elected in May 2015 representing the Trinity Ward of the Borough. She is the Vice-Chair of Environment and Performance Committee and a member of BTAC, Planning and Licensing, Regulatory and Appeals Committees. The Deputy Mayor’s Consort is her eldest son, Mr Vincent Forinton.
The Mayor is proud to be a Boston resident and promotes the town wherever possible. She is also interested in the environment, history and design. Her hobbies are Yoga, reading, caravanning, her family and volunteering in the community.
The Mayor’s nominated charities for the year are MacMillian Cancer Support and Alzheimer’s Society.