Conservatives take back leadership of Norfolk County Council

The Conservatives have re-taken control of Norfolk County Council.

The three-year experiment with an alliance of Labour, UKIP, Lib Dem and Greens running the county council came to an end this morning, as Conservative leader Cliff Jordan defeated previous council leader George Nobbs in a straight election for the council leadership.

At the same meeting, Alison Thomas was elected deputy leader and other Conservative councillors were elected to lead the council’s various service committees.

Speaking after his election as leader, Cliff Jordan said:

“We believe that for the last three years this council has gone backwards.  The difficult decisions have been ducked and the can has been kicked firmly down the road.

“Today, that changes.  We will get this council moving forward again, focusing on what matters and running a council for the benefit of everyone in Norfolk.”