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Ed Maxfield to lead Liberal Democrat Group on Norfolk County Council

June 13, 2019 3:55 PM

The Liberal Democrat Group on Norfolk County Council has a new leader following the decision by Dan Roper to stand down after two years as Leader.

Dan Roper said "After six years in the front line as a Cabinet Member, Deputy Leader of the Council and then as Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group it was the right time for me to take a step back.

I am proud of the advances we have made as a group on the Council providing a clear opposition to the Conservative administration getting them to change their mind on issues such as the massive cuts to the mobile library service.

I am delighted to be passing the Leadership onto Ed Maxfield."

Ed Maxfield said "It is a fantastic time to be a Liberal Democrat. The party is riding high in the polls and winning seats across the country and Norfolk, taking control of North Norfolk District Council."

I intend to carry on Dan's good work in holding Conservative administration to account.

We need to make sure Norfolk is not held back economically, that we tackle climate change with the greater urgency it needs and that the Council provide care and support for those who need it. The Conservatives must stop passing cuts straight onto those who are least able. Cuts to children's centre services and support for disabled adults are the thin edge of a very unpleasant wedge."

Ed at school

Councillor Ed Maxfield