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West Norfolk council leader said there would be 'forceful discussions' as Hunstanton councillor resigns

PUBLISHED: 10:30 30 October 2015 | UPDATED: 16:24 30 October 2015

Paul Beal PICTURE: Matthew Usher

Paul Beal PICTURE: Matthew Usher

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The West Norfolk Council leader has said there would be "forceful discussions" after a Hunstanton councillor stepped down.

Vivienne Spikings Picture: Matthew Usher.Vivienne Spikings Picture: Matthew Usher.

Paul Beal has resigned from his coast and tourism portfolio for “personal reasons”, it was announced by mayor Colin Manning at last night’s full council meeting.

But Nick Daubney, West Norfolk Council leader, said after the meeting: “He is likely to have forceful discussions with the council.

“Council procedures will have to be followed according to the letter of the law.

“I am personally sorry, I feel Councillor Beal is an excellent councillor and an excellent cabinet member.”

Mr Beal said: “I am extremely sorry, I was so proud to be there and I enjoyed working with all the members but things change.”

The news comes just weeks after Vivienne Spikings stood down from the development portfolio, also for personal reasons.

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