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Leader of county council re-elected

A Labour councillor has been re-elected as the leader of Norfolk County Council.

George Nobbs, who represents the Crome division in Norwich, received 43 votes - compared with 40 against - at a meeting at County Hall today

The county council is led by a "rainbow coalition" of the Labour, UKIP and Liberal Democrat parties.

Cllr Nobbs was first elected as leader in May 2013 after that month's election left the authority in no overall control.

The county council recently voted to bring in a new committee-based decision-making system to replace its former cabinet system.

At today's meeting, councillors also elected chairmen for a number of committees including adult social care and children's services.