New leader of Norfolk County Council to be elected

Norfolk County Council will elect a new leader. Pic: Dan Grimmer.

Norfolk County Council will elect a new leader. Pic: Dan Grimmer. - Credit: Archant

The new leader of Norfolk County Council will be elected tomorrow.

An extraordinary meeting of the council has been convened for 1pm, where the council will vote on who will succeed Cliff Jordan at the helm of the Conservative-controlled authority.

In the morning, the Conservatives at County Hall will meet to vote on who they want to lead their group, who would almost certainly end up being voted in as council leader at the afternoon meeting.

Mr Jordan resigned from the council earlier this month, after revealing that he had been diagnosed with lung cancer. His deputy Alison Thomas has been serving as acting leader.

Mr Jordan had been county councillor for Yare and All Saints since 2001, leader of the Conservative group since March 2015 and council leader since May 2016.

A by-election for his county council seat will be held next month.

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