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Cornwall council leader loses his job

Alec Robertson has lost a vote of no confidence Credit: ITV Westcountry

Cornwall council leader Alec Robertson has lost his job after losing a vote of no confidence. Councillors at a fiery council meeting in Truro chose to remove Mr Robertson from office with a majority of 63 votes to 49.

It comes after his cabinet pursued controversial plans to part-privatise some public services against the wishes of the rest of the council.

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