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Boston is a local government district with borough status in Lincolnshiremarker, Englandmarker. Its council is based in the town of Bostonmarker. It lies around N53°0'0" W0°0'0".

Boston borough borders East Lindseymarker to the north, The Washmarker to the east, South Hollandmarker to the south, and North Kestevenmarker to the west.

Post codes used in the district are: in Boston town, PE21 and elsewhere, PE20 and PE22.


The borough was formed on April 1, 1974 by the merger of the former borough of Boston with Boston Rural Districtmarker.

Until 1974, Lincolnshire comprised three parts, like the ridings of Yorkshire. In Lincolnshire, "parts" was the formal designation. They were Lindsey, Kesteven and Holland. In their final form, they were each, in effect, a county. The 1974 changes divided the Parts of Holland into two districts; the Borough of Boston is the northern one.


Political composition

The current political composition of the council is as follows:

Party Councillors
Boston Bypass Independents 18
Conservatives 6
Better Boston Group 4
Independents 3
British National 1

The council is controlled by the Boston Bypass Independents as of May 2007. [58205]

Election results

For full election results see: Boston local elections.

Electoral arrangements

The Borough includes the town of Boston and 18 other, rural wards.

The town electoral wards

They are as follows:

The rural electoral wards

Each comprises one or more civil parishes:
  • Coastal Ward elects two councillors 1 2.
  • Fishtoft Ward elects three councillors 1 2 3.
  • Five Village Ward elects two councillors 1 2.
  • Frampton & Holme Ward elects one councillor.
  • Kirton Ward elects two councillors 1 2.
  • Old Leake & Wrangle Ward elects two councillors 1 2.
  • Swineshead & Holland Fen Ward elects two councillors 1 2.
  • Wyberton Fen Ward elects two councillors 1 2.


In 2007, for all districts of Lincolnshire, Boston got the lowest GCSE results. It also has the least-educated group of people in Lincolnshire. At the 2001 census, there were 55,739 citizens in the district.

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