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Bill Borrett elected as Norfolk County Council leader

PUBLISHED: 11:14 25 February 2013 | UPDATED: 13:54 25 February 2013

The new leader of the Norfolk County Council Bill Borrett at his home in Hoe, near Dereham. Picture: Matthew Usher.

The new leader of the Norfolk County Council Bill Borrett at his home in Hoe, near Dereham. Picture: Matthew Usher.

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Norfolk County Council has officially elected Bill Borrett as its new leader.

The vote took place this morning at a full council meeting.

It follows the selection of Mr Borrett, who represents Elmham and Mattishall, as the county council chairman of the Conservative group last week.

Of a total of 50 councillors voting today, 42 voted in favour of Mr Borrett, six voted against and two abstained.

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