Norfolk County Council Conservative group leader Cliff Jordan sees off leadership challenge

Cliff Jordan. Pic: Norfolk Conservatives.

Cliff Jordan. Pic: Norfolk Conservatives. - Credit: Norfolk Conservatives

The leader of the Conservative group on Norfolk County Council saw off a leadership challenge yesterday, after the party celebrated their triumph in the local election.

Cliff Jordan, who became leader of the group in 2015, won the challenge brought by Graham Plant at the group's annual general meeting yesterday.

Mr Jordan, who is thought to have won by a 'significant majority', said: 'We've been working hard [for the election results] for two years and I've done it, that's how I like to do things.

'As I say and keep saying, we've already gone out to an election and we made promises. Now we have to deliver.'

He said he was keen that the public held the group to account on their pledges.

'You've put the contract out there,' he said. 'Now I've got to deliver it.'

Mr Jordan said there was always the opportunity for a challenge, but he felt his party had kept him on because he was upfront about his aims, although he admitted some in the group were 'disaffected'.

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'I think that's why I'm reasonably popular, I believe in delivering what you promise,' he added.

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