Essex County Council leader quits post following theft charges

LORD Hanningfield as resigned as leader of Essex County Council following charges of theft relating to expense claims. Although he denies any wrongdoing the Tory party member, who earlier quit the House of Lords for the same reason, has stepped down today

LORD Hanningfield as resigned as leader of Essex County Council following charges of theft relating to expense claims.

Although he denies any wrongdoing the Tory party member, who earlier quit the House of Lords for the same reason, has stepped down today (Friday February 5).

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