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Lib Dem Cornwall council leader to quit

Under a somewhat misleading headline, Leader quits after critics’ abuse, the BBC reports:

The leader of Cornwall County Council David Whalley is standing down as a councillor, complaining of personal attacks against him. Mr Whalley made the decision just weeks before the start of a new “super-council” which will unite district councils and the county council.

The headline implies that Cllr Whalley has been hounded out in some way – I don’t know the politics of Cornwall well enough to comment (though I do know how heated have been the debated about unitary status), but Cllr Whalley’s quoted comments don’t …

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