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A senior Cornwall councillor has resigned from her Cabinet post after it emerged the council is going to use "Big Brother-style" lie detector tests in an effort to catch benefit cheats. The authority says it will save the council a millon pounds a year.
Cornwall Council Conservative group leader Fiona Ferguson has quit her Cabinet post over the use of lie detector technology.
The voice recognition software is used by company Capita on people claiming single person's council tax discount.
Mrs Ferguson handed in her resignation yesterday.
Council leader Jim Currie issued this statement: