County council leader to step down

Essex County Standard: County council leader Peter Martin. County council leader Peter Martin.

THE leader of Essex County Council has announced he will not be standing for re-election.

Conservative Peter Martin, 68, has led the authority for three years and will step down following elections on May 2.

Mr Martin, who represents the Chelmer division, said he took the decision after being a county councillor for 24 years to allow him to spend more time with his family and pursue other interests.

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7:36pm Wed 2 Jan 13

jut1972 says...

cough. expense inquiry.
cough. expense inquiry. jut1972
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11:09pm Wed 2 Jan 13

Reginald47 says...

He's been a good leader following the debacle that was Lord H.
He's been a good leader following the debacle that was Lord H. Reginald47
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11:42pm Wed 2 Jan 13

6079 Smith W says...

Reginald47 wrote:
He's been a good leader following the debacle that was Lord H.
Which is a bit like saying Stalin provided much needed stability after the chaos of Tsar Nicholas II...
[quote][p][bold]Reginald47[/bold] wrote: He's been a good leader following the debacle that was Lord H.[/p][/quote]Which is a bit like saying Stalin provided much needed stability after the chaos of Tsar Nicholas II... 6079 Smith W
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2:12pm Thu 3 Jan 13

Reginald47 says...

What's Essex's equivalent of Siberia?
What's Essex's equivalent of Siberia? Reginald47
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6:03pm Thu 3 Jan 13

Grabber says...

Reginald try Broadllands in Jaywick its grim !!
Reginald try Broadllands in Jaywick its grim !! Grabber
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7:15pm Thu 3 Jan 13

6079 Smith W says...

Reginald47 wrote:
What's Essex's equivalent of Siberia?
The county's council chambers tend to be rather bleak places. Take your pick which one...
[quote][p][bold]Reginald47[/bold] wrote: What's Essex's equivalent of Siberia?[/p][/quote]The county's council chambers tend to be rather bleak places. Take your pick which one... 6079 Smith W
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11:22pm Thu 3 Jan 13

Reginald47 says...

The Gazette should turn this into a competition - best answer wins a free subscription. I vote for Basildon.
The Gazette should turn this into a competition - best answer wins a free subscription. I vote for Basildon. Reginald47
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6:04pm Fri 4 Jan 13

catflap1 says...

6079 Smith W wrote:
Reginald47 wrote:
He's been a good leader following the debacle that was Lord H.
Which is a bit like saying Stalin provided much needed stability after the chaos of Tsar Nicholas II...
get it right it was Lenin then Stalin
[quote][p][bold]6079 Smith W[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Reginald47[/bold] wrote: He's been a good leader following the debacle that was Lord H.[/p][/quote]Which is a bit like saying Stalin provided much needed stability after the chaos of Tsar Nicholas II...[/p][/quote]get it right it was Lenin then Stalin catflap1
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