Council leader resigns

NORFOLK County Council leader Daniel Cox announced today he is standing down to start a new role as a voluntary worker in India.

Mr Cox was one of the youngest council leaders in the country when he was appointed in April 2007 aged 36.

He is taking up a post with the Voluntary Services Overseas in Delhi with wife Katie in November.

Councillor Cox said: “I accept that the timing of my resignation is not of the best, as the Council works hard to balance its budget in the face of anticipated cuts in its Government grant of some 25pc or more.

“I would like to thank and pay tribute to my Cabinet colleagues for their continued hard work and support and to the Council’s officers.”