New council chairman to support Blind Veterans UK and Macmillan Cancer Support

Chairman of Lincolnshire

Cllr Eddie Strengiel has been elected as county council chairman, at the AGM of the full council on Friday 17 May.

Councillor Strengiel has served as a council county councillor for Birchwood Division in Lincoln City for ten years and prior to the recent elections served on the City Council for 30 years.

Whilst also serving as vice chairman, Eddie supported the chairman by attending various engagements including standing in to present individuals’ certificates for British Citizenship. Eddie will become Lincolnshire’s chairman for 2024.

The council has chosen Councillor William Gray for vice-chairman.

Cllr Strengiel stated, “It is a great honour to be elected to represent the County as its chairman and I will endeavour to carry out my duties to the best of my ability. I was also privileged and honoured to represent the City as the 798th Mayor of Lincoln in 2004.”

He was born and raised in Tain in the far North of Scotland. Tain is Scotland’s oldest Royal Burgh and is famous for being the home of Glenmorangie single malt whisky. Eddie joined the army at eighteen years of age and served for twenty-four years in the Royal Engineers, after which he enjoyed a long career in the financial sector, ultimately retiring from his own business in 2010. Married to Sandra, they are about to celebrate their 50th anniversary. They have two married daughters and one grandchild.

Cllr Strengiel has selected Macmillan Cancer Support and Blind Veterans UK as his charities because of family and his army service experience respectively.

Published: 17th May 2024