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

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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.

36 comments

  • The Inquiry does not start in the morning so no point in going. Not rocket science is it ? Seems to be for some though.

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    Dickens

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • Seems like Dozy from West Lynn got out of the wrong side. At least it woke up before 1pm today which makes a change.

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    Dickens

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • Poor D. ickens, not liking people having a different view to you?

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    d, west lynn

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • John Martin, perhaps the poor turnout at County Hall was because certain CCs didn't want to be seen to be voting for You'll get 'more of the same' Borrett for fear of not getting re-elected? As for Borrett's picture, he must be verging on bringing NCC into disrepute just for wearing that jacket.

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    Honest John

    Wednesday, February 27, 2013

  • poor dick.ens, not liking people having a different view to you?

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    d, west lynn

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • Here we go. The 'Let's all moan at Murphy' brigade have become the 'Lets all moan at Borrett' brigade. Otherwise known as the angry anti incinerator activists. They moan at everyone and everything.

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    Dickens

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • Dickens why does it come down to 'protestors' and not the electorate? Do you have a hidden agenda? The past few weeks may be the kick in the bum he needs to sort his ways, i doubt it but you never know.

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    d, west lynn

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • Farmer Bill or Postman Pat cannot alter the fact the Tories are toxic.Putting a new label on the tin does not change the fact that what's inside is rancid to the core.Any football fan will tell you-it is no good changing the manager when over 95% of the season has already been played.It's an admission of defeat.

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    Peter Watson

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • Mad Brewer

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • Borrett is on the same lines as Osama bin Laden or Tony Blair. Truly dreadful specimen.

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • I give up with you know who! Good to know that Cllr Borrett, Cabinet Member responsible for Waste can't be bothered to attend. Never mind I will no doubt bump into him at County Hall before long, I look forward to an open honest exchange of views.

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    Canary Boy

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • 6 against? Their cards are marked! Nemesis and Electra, if you are unhappy about today's coverage in the paper version I suggest you refrain from buying one tomorrow when there will be at least 3 pages of grovelling, uncritical, subservient pro-Borat propaganda. Re Andy T comment, what convenient timing of the revelations about Rennard, and I noticed today "Woman touched inappropriately at Norwich station – British Transport Police seek witnesses". Are the Tories out to smear someone here too?

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    Mr Cameron Isaliar

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • Voters will elect a new leader in May and meanwhile we thank Cllr. Borett for working hard on the senior management review which must surely look at Cllr.. Thomas lack of performance after last weeks dismal results achieved laid bare by the OFSTED result of our children's services in Norfolk. Question is, does Cllr. Borett still support Ms. Thomas, or is he prepared to act succinct and immediately?

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    ingo wagenknecht

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • Poor Bill. Everyone will start moaning about you now. It is all these protesters can manage.

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    Dickens

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • What an unpleasant aggressor Dickends is. Charles would be reviewing the situation. John Martin, dissembly is what the EDP does. Lodge a complaint.

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • It would seem that only one half of our county councillors could be bothered to turn up to County Hall today to elect a new leader. What detailed conclusions can we draw from the actual figures? Well, I assume that the six who voted against Cllr Bill Borrett, and possibly the two who abstained, were members of opposition groups. This means that the sixteen other members of opposition groups stayed away, a decision for which they can quite properly be excused given the size of the overall majority held by the Conservative group. But then we must conclude that twenty five members of the Conservative group also stayed away. Was this apathy, or was it arrogance or was it pre-agreed on the basis that enough would attend to avoid the vote being lost.? In any event, it was hardly impressive. What say you, Dickens?

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    John Martin

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • He certainly looks like a leader, hang on I'm having trouble with getting a capitol b on my keyboard...

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    fester1902

    Wednesday, February 27, 2013

  • Says in the paper today he got into politics 'by accident'. Remember what those accident solictors say, 'where there's blame there's a cliam'. Also says he likes to get things done, will that be like his predecessor in that seat, who was all about underhand deals and pulling strings to service vested inerests. Based on his performance over the incinerator, the answer would appear to be a big YES. I bet his contribution to the inquiry will be much like his appearance at a fly-tiping case where 2 locals had been wrongly accused. Of Billiam, the judge said he came across as a credible witness but provided no actual facts in evidence.

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    Police Commissioner ???

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • Thank god this is only for a few weeks. I wonder how much input and what kind of input he will make to the incinerator inquiry kicking off tomorrow......do you think he will be 'open and transparent'.......?

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    Scooby

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • Why is it always 'protesters' and not the electorate as it should read?

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    d, west lynn

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • I rarely seek to post entries on this site in these days of Dickens et al, but I did try earlier to set out some inoffensive conclusions on the reported attendance and voting figures at County Hall this morning. I fear that I was wasting my time.

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    John Martin

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • Is Dickens Steady On?

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    DocOhNo

    Friday, March 1, 2013

  • Bill Borrett has never been bothered to listen to the concerns of the people in King's Lynn West Norfolk. 65.516 said No, what did he and his Tory pals do, went ahead and signed a contract to please John Bolden of Wheelabrator. Why did you sign the contract Borrett when 65.516 people said No? Who in their right mind would vote for you? People who live near waste incinerators have more cancers. Why, did you not pay Wheelabrator off? You have ruined any trust we had in you, no wonder opposition candidates are having landslide victories.

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    Jack

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • No Inquiry in the morning so do not waste time attending. An open and shut case so to speak. Save fuel and stay at home. Nothing will happen.

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    Dickens

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • You have to wonder why Di.ckens is so concerned that members of the public will attend this public meeting. You sound almost desperate are you afraid that people are going to hear things that NCC and CW do not want aired? As For Cllr Borrett I look forward to meeting him and hearing him answer some questions that to date Cllr Murphy had been unable to address. Hopefully he will be open and honest as promised in the paper today if he is I will be happy and will look forward to a new era at County Hall.

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    Canary Boy

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • It is unfair for people to be encouraged to attend the Inquiry when it is going to be set aside for another date. Nothing will happen so why bother going ? In any event hardly anyone will understand hours of complex legal jargon. My advice is stay at home and read about it online. The EDP are doing a live feed.

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    Dickens

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • You have to ask why someone like Can.ary.b.oy would want people to waste their time going all the way to the Corn Exchange for no reason. They will all be sent home again. Cllr Borrett will not be there.

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    Dickens

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • Borrett`s watchers watching this one. Awful self-serving.

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • Dozy of West Lynn If you keep dozing off you should have an early night - sad person - if you cannot take it do not dish it -

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    Dickens

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • How thoughtful of the EDP to publish in today's paper a whole page grossly flattering feature on Cllr Bill Borrett. (It even managed to omit reference to his serious penchant for foxhunting, downgrading it to "horse-riding".) Was this really appropriate, given that he may only be in the job for ten weeks? Or was it just a little boost to his election campaign in May? I was impressed, however, by his attempts to distance himself from the "combative" approach of his predecessor, but he was happy enough to go along with that approach as deputy leader.

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    Nemesis

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • I like the cut of your jib, Mr. Cameronisaliar. IF I may say so.....

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • To have selected that outfit even to wear in the privacy of his own bedroom would have been highly questionable. To wear it for the photocall to accompany the story of his coronation beggars belief.

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    Tom Jeffries

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • If it's any consolation to you folks in Norfolk, we have about as poor a County Council in Suffolk as do you. You had Murphy, we had one Jeremy Pembroke. Now we have a Bee and you have a Bonnet-sorry, Borrett.

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    T Doff

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • Actually, I have just noted that the EDP has now rehashed the figures to show eight more members attending and voting. That makes a belated nonsense of my first entry. I was wasting my time.

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    John Martin

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • Good luck Bill. With luck the Lib dems will be occupied denying Chris Rennard's past and let you get on with the job at hand.

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    Andy T

    Monday, February 25, 2013

  • lol, I seem to have touched a nerve, want a cuddle?

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    d, west lynn

    Monday, February 25, 2013

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