Council leader is to step down

Norfolk County Councillor Derrick Murphy, has announced he is to step down from his position as Leader of the Authority with immediate effect to concentrate his efforts on fighting a forthcoming Standards Committee hearing into complaints brought against him.

The Standards Committee hearing is expected to be within a matter of weeks.In line with the constitution, the Deputy Leader, Councillor Bill Borrett will be Acting Leader until such time as a new Leader is appointed.