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Notts County Council leader Kay Cutts survives leadership challenge and unitary authority proposals could be back on the agenda as early as December




Nottinghamshire County Council leader Kay Cutts survived a leadership challenge today and will continue in the post until May.

A challenger to the crown emerged in Neil Clarke, who represents Bingham West on the county council.

Mrs Cutts defeated Mr Clarke at today's Conservative Group annual meeting.

Kay Cutts. (42701277)
Kay Cutts. (42701277)

She had stunned Conservative members in her Radcliffe seat at the weekend by delivering a speech to be re-selected as the candidate for the ward in the May, 2021, elections only to then do a u-turn and said she didn't want to stand again.

Mrs Cutts was pushing for a move to unitary authority, which would have seen the county council and the seven district and borough councils all abolished in favour of one new authority.

Neil Clarke. (42701275)
Neil Clarke. (42701275)

However, Nottinghamshire was not invited to submit plans as part of tranche one after stern objections from the city and district and borough councils.

The Advertiser understands proposals could now feature again on county council agendas as early as December.



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