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Ipswich: Opposition council leader steps down

PUBLISHED: 16:19 03 January 2013

John Carnall, who has stepped down from his position as opposition leader of the Ipswich Borough Council

John Carnall, who has stepped down from his position as opposition leader of the Ipswich Borough Council

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The borough council’s opposition leader John Carnall has stood down today, it has been announced.

Mr Carnall, who was the leader of Ipswich Borough Council’s opposition Conservative Group, will remain a borough councillor for Bixley Ward.

The deputy group leader, Chris Stewart, will be acting leader of the group until a new Conservative Group Leader is elected.

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