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Former mayor new Conservative group leader on Norfolk council

PUBLISHED: 15:52 22 May 2019 | UPDATED: 16:07 22 May 2019

Duncan Baker, Conservative group leader at NNDC.  Picture: SUPPLIED BY THE CANDIDATE

Duncan Baker, Conservative group leader at NNDC. Picture: SUPPLIED BY THE CANDIDATE

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Former Holt mayor Duncan Baker was appointed Group Leader of the Conservative Party at the first meeting of the new council at North Norfolk District Council.

The Conservatives are the second largest group and are the official opposition party.

Mr Baker, who lives in Aylmerton with his family, has been a town or district councillor for Holt since 2009, and is a former mayor.

He will chair this year's Holt 1940s weekend, which he hopes will raise thousands of pounds for local good causes.

Mr Baker, who is also the Conservative parliamentary candidate for North Norfolk, said: "I am looking forward to the challenges ahead.

"We have much to be proud of in North Norfolk and through the previous administration, which the Conservatives predominantly led, we have a magnificent record of achievement.

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"In opposition we aim to work constructively with all parties, whilst providing challenge and scrutiny to decisions in the best interests of residents."


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