Exclusive: Cllr Tim Knowles resigns

Cllr Tim Knowles has resigned from his position as Transport and Environment member in Cumbria County Council's cabinet.

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Full Report: Cumbrian councillor resigns

A senior member of Cumbria County Council walked out of a cabinet meeting in protest this morning - and has since quit his post.

Councillor Tim Knowles says that he felt compelled to go as a matter of principle.

His resignation comes a week after the cabinet voted against plans to look for a possible site to bury nuclear waste in the west of the county.

He spoke exclusively to Samantha Parker, and you can watch her full report below.

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