Former Norfolk County Council Leader Cliff Jordan has died at the age of 73.
His death comes just three weeks after he stood down as Council Leader, following a diagnosis of lung cancer.
When he stepped down he issued a statement thanking everyone for their support:
Mr Jordan had been a councillor since 1991 - first on Breckland District Council and then, from 2001, on the County Council.
He became leader of the County Council’s Conservative group in March 2015 and Leader of the County Council from May 2016 onwards.
Councillor Andrew Proctor was elected his successor 10 days ago.
Cliff Jordan died at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital yesterday afternoon surrounded by his family.
Messages of condolence can be sent to the leader’s office, County Hall, Martineau Lane, Norwich, NR1 2DH and they will be passed on to Mr Jordan’s family.