Andrew Proctor appointed leader of Broadland District Council for seventh year

Andrew Proctor, leader of Broadland District Council.Photo: Steve Adams

Andrew Proctor, leader of Broadland District Council.Photo: Steve Adams

Andrew Proctor has been appointed as leader of Broadland District Council for a seventh year.

Burlingham ward councillor David Ward was appointed chairman following a year as vice chairman. Phot

Burlingham ward councillor David Ward was appointed chairman following a year as vice chairman. Photo: Simon Finlay - Credit: Archant

He now leads a council consisting of 41 Conservative and five Liberal Democrat members.

Mr Proctor, who represents the Brundall Ward, said: 'It was an honour and privilege when I was elected as leader of the Council six years ago and it's as much of an honour and privilege to be elected again today.'

The existing cabinet has been re-appointed with the following portfolio holders:

• Stuart Clancy - Economic development and deputy leader.


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• Trudy Mancini-Boyle - Finance.

• John Fisher - Environmental excellence.

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• Roger Foulge - Communities and housing.

• Shaun Vincent - Planning.

Burlingham ward councillor David Ward was appointed chairman following a year as vice chairman. He has been a parish councillor since 1999 in Blofield, where he has held the role of chairman several times.

He said: 'My reason for becoming a councillor 18 years ago was to help people in the area and that still stands today.

'As member champion for older people, I am involved in setting up the Broadland Dementia Action Alliance and I am committed to helping those with dementia in Broadland live better in their communities.'

He takes over from John Ward.

Judy Leggett, Sprowston East Ward councillor, was elected as vice chairman.

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