Parties announce Norfolk County Council leaders

PUBLISHED: 15:20 05 May 2013 | UPDATED: 17:30 05 May 2013

George Nobbs. Photo: Steve Adams

George Nobbs. Photo: Steve Adams

George Nobbs will remain as Labour leader at Norfolk County Council after he was elected unopposed.

The party gained nine seats at Thursday’s elections making them the third biggest party.

And they met at county hall this morning where Mr Nobbs was elected and council responsibilities were divided up among Labour’s 14 councillors.

Mr Nobbs said: “I am delighted to be able to work with such an able, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable team.

“We are so fortunate to have such a talented team to speak up for Norfolk during this uncertain time at the county council.

“Norfolk can rest assured that Labour will speak up as loudly as possible for those in need.”

Yesterday Dr Marie Strong was elected as the Liberal Democrat leader.

Bill Borrett will remain as the Conservative leader while Richard Bearman continues as the leader of the Greens at county hall.

The second largest party, UKIP, will meet tomorrow.

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