Jim Speechley

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William James Speechley from Crowland is a former Conservative Party councillor and former leader of the Lincolnshire County Council. He was awarded a CBE in 1992, which was later stripped[1] after his 2004 conviction for "misconduct in a public office" related to the route of the A1073 road (Spalding to Eye bypass), after not declaring a conflict of interest that land he owned would increase significantly in value as a result. He was sentenced to 18 months in jail.[2][3]


  1. ^ "County leader is stripped of CBE". News.bbc.co.uk. 7 September 2005. Retrieved 15 December 2017. 
  2. ^ "Former council leader is jailed". BBC News. 2 April 2004. Retrieved 25 November 2017. 
  3. ^ "Revelations in Echo forced councillor's resignation". HoldtheFrontPage. 25 June 2007. Retrieved 25 November 2017. 
Civic offices
Preceded by
Robert Parker
Leader of Lincolnshire County Council
Succeeded by
Ian Croft
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