Former Norfolk County Council leader elected as new chairman of Breckland Council

Scenes from the Norfolk County Council Election count at Memorial Hall in Dereham for the Breckland

Scenes from the Norfolk County Council Election count at Memorial Hall in Dereham for the Breckland Area - Elmham & Mattishall Conservative candidate Bill Borrett gets re-elected. Picture: Matthew Usher. - Credit: Matthew Usher

A former leader of Norfolk County Council has been elected as the new chairman of Breckland Council.

Bill Borrett, who has served on the council for nine years, was handed the chain of office at Breckland's annual meeting today.

Mr Borrett, a Conservative, is the ward representative for Upper Wensum.

He chose the forces charity SSAFA as his chairmen's charity of the year and thanked retiring chairman Gordon Bambridge, who serves the same ward, for his efforts over the past year.

Dereham ward representative Kate Millbank was elected deputy chairman for the year.


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