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Council leader Holdcroft may quit
1:30pm Thursday 22nd August 2013 in Echo News
SOUTHEND Council leader Nigel Holdcroft says he may not seek reelection to the council next year.
“By next May, I will have completed 14 years on the council, in two periods, and seven years as leader.Iwill makeadecision and advise my ward committee no later than the early new year.”
If Mr Holdcroft steps down the ruling Conservative group would elect a new leader.
Mr Holdcroft, a solicitor specialising in civil litigation for Tolhurst Fisher in Nelson Street, Southend, wasamember of Southend Council in the Nineties, before quitting because of family commitments.
Re-elected in 2006, he was made deputy leader and executive councillor for social services after three months and leader the next year
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