William Nunn set to be confirmed as Breckland Council leader for second time after Conservative group meeting

Leader of Breckland Council William Nunn. Picture: Ian Burt

Leader of Breckland Council William Nunn. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: IAN BURT

A former leader of Breckland Council has confirmed that he has been selected for the role again after a meeting of the authority's Conservative group.


William Nunn, who previously served as leader from 2005 to 2013, is set to lead the council through the forthcoming devolution debate after being selected as leader of the Conservative group last night (Tuesday).

His selection is likely to be confirmed at a meeting of the authority tomorrow (Thursday).

The meeting also saw Sam Chapman-Allen voted as deputy leader of the Conservative group.

Mr Nunn said the devolution changes were the biggest challenge facing local authorities.

'It's a huge issue, not just for Breckland but the whole public sector.

'I'll be fighting for a good deal for Breckland and Norfolk, which will mean making sure we don't add more bureaucracy to an overburdened public sector and protecting services,' he said.

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Mr Nunn said he had learned from his previous stint in charge, and the interim period.

'I think I am a very different person. I've had time to reflect and work as a regional Conservative peer, which has given me the chance to see other models of public sector working and other options.

'I made mistakes before, and I probably will again, but hopefully I'll be more compassionate this time around and listen to people's views and take them on board,' he said.

Mr Nunn takes over from Michael Wassell, who resigned on March 11.

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