George Nobbs re-elected leader of Norfolk County Council

George Nobbs, leader of Norfolk County Council.

George Nobbs, leader of Norfolk County Council. - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2015

Labour's George Nobbs was re-elected as leader of Norfolk County Council on Monday morning.

Mr Nobbs, who has been leader of the council since May 2013, saw off the challenge of Conservative Cliff Jordan to continue in the role.

Mr Nobbs, who represents Norwich's Crome ward garnered 42 votes, compared to the 39 who voted for Mr Jordan.

Liberal Democrat Dan Roper will be deputy leader after he was also elected at County Hall this morning.

The council is controlled by an alliance of Labour, UKIP and the Lib Dems, supported by the Greens.

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The Conservatives, who are the biggest group are in opposition.

The council also elected a new chairman - UKIP's Rex Parkinson-Hare, who succeeded Lib Dem Brian Hannah.

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The county councillor for Yarmouth Nelson and Southtown said: 'I feel privileged to have the opportunity to take on this new role which I hope will be challenging but rewarding at the same time.'

He said support for adults with learning difficulties is an aspiration of his year in office.

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