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

Bill Borrett elected as Norfolk County Council leader

Monday, February 25, 2013
11.14 AM

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.