PUBLISHED: 19:38 13 June 2019 | UPDATED: 19:38 13 June 2019 Daniel Grimmer Ed Maxfield, Liberal Democrat spokesman for children's services on Norfolk County Council. Picture: Liberal Democrats. Liberal Democrats The Liberal Democrats at Norfolk County Council have a new leader. Dan Roper, Liberal Democrat candidate for Hevingham and Spixworth. Pic: Liberal Democrats.Dan Roper has stepped down after two years in the role, with Ed Maxfield replacing him.Mr Roper, who represents Hevingham and Spixworth at County Hall, said "After six years in the front line as a cabinet member, deputy leader of the council and then as leader of the Liberal Democrat group, it was the right time for me to take a step back."I am proud of the advances we have made as a group on the council, providing a clear opposition to the Conservative administration getting them to change their mind on issues such as the massive cuts to the mobile library service."I am delighted to be passing … [Read more...] about New leader for Liberal Democrats at Norfolk County Council
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Danica Kirka and Jill Lawless, Associated Press Updated 3:46 am PDT, Monday, June 10, 2019 Britain's Health Secretary Matt Hancock launches his campaign in the race to become Britain's next Conservative Party leader and prime minister, in central London, Monday June 10, 2019. Prime Minister Theresa May stepped down Friday as Conservative Party leader after failing to secure Parliament's backing for her European Union withdrawal deal. (Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP) less Britain's Health Secretary Matt Hancock launches his campaign in the race to become Britain's next Conservative Party leader and prime minister, in central London, Monday June 10, 2019. Prime Minister Theresa ... more Photo: Stefan Rousseau, AP Photo: Stefan Rousseau, AP Image 1 of / 4 Caption Close Image 1 of 4 … [Read more...] about Boris, Jeremy, Sajid: Who is running to be next UK leader?
PUBLISHED: 10:32 17 May 2019 | UPDATED: 10:32 17 May 2019 Daniel Bennett Sam Chapman-Allen has been selected as Breckland Council's new leader. Picture: Breckland Council Archant Breckland Council has elected its new leader following a vote by councillors at its annual general meeting. Members selected councillor Sam Chapman-Allen as the new leader at the meeting on Thursday, May 16. You may also want to watch: He takes over from former leader William Nunn, who had already stepped down as head of the Conservative group the day after the local election results, which saw the party secure a comfortable majority.Speaking after his appointment, Mr Chapman-Allen said: "I'm delighted and very proud to take up the leadership of Breckland Council. William's tenure has left the council in a strong position and I look forward to building on this foundation going forward."The council will continue to do what it does best and we will be honouring the priorities we've … [Read more...] about Breckland Council elects new leader
0 Have your say The Conservatives have lost control of Peterborough City Council but are set to keep their grip on power on a mixed night for the main parties. The Tories saw their number of seats drop from 31 to 28 out of 60, but the party can expect the support of the three Werrington First councillors. Labour gained three seats and the Liberal Democrats two, with the Greens also taking a second seat. All three parties said they will discuss trying to remove the Conservatives from power but will need to persuade Werrington First to do a deal.Werrington First leader Cllr Steve Lane said he is “open to discussions” with the opposition parties and would do a deal with “whoever can prove to me that they have the right ideas to continue the progress Peterborough is already making”.However, he acknowledged that “from past experience” his group were unlikely to reach an agreement with the opposition. Council deputy leader Cllr … [Read more...] about Conservatives lose control of Peterborough City Council
PUBLISHED: 21:52 23 April 2019 | UPDATED: 21:52 23 April 2019 David Hannant: Local democracy reporter An artist's impression of what the new Marina Centre on the Golden Mile could look like from the beach Picture: GYBC Archant A multi-million pound revamp of a Great Yarmouth leisure centre is not in jeopardy - despite the project hitting a financial snag. Graham Plant, deputy leader of Norfolk County Council. Pic: Neil PerryThis is the pledge of the leader of Great Yarmouth Borough Council, after fears were raised that the project may never get off the ground.In the final meeting of the borough council before the May election, members had been scheduled to discuss the next phase of planning for the £26m overhaul of the Marina Centre on the Yarmouth seafront.The proposed vision for the centre will see it demolished and replaced with a new complex complete with water slides, gym facilities and a climbing wall. However, the item was pulled from the … [Read more...] about Financial snag will not put £26m Marina Centre revamp in jeopardy, council leader insists