Former Council Leader Cliff Jordan has passed away

09 June 2018

Former Council Leader Cliff Jordan has passed away, it was confirmed this evening (Saturday 9 June).

The news comes just weeks after Mr Jordan stood down as Council Leader, following a diagnosis of lung cancer.

When he announced the news on 18 May, he said:  “I would like to thank each and every one of you for your dedication, support and friendship over my time serving in local government.  During this time the Conservatives have achieved great things and I look forward to watching the seeds that we have sown grow and prosper to make Norfolk the best it can be.

“I step down safe in the knowledge that we have charted the right course and I know that you will continue to share my vision for doing what’s best for the people of Norfolk."

Councillor Andrew Proctor, who was elected as his successor, told the full council meeting on 1 June that he always respected Mr Jordan and his commitment to Norfolk.

Mr Jordan had been a councillor since 1991 – first on Breckland District Council and then, from 2001, on the County Council.  He became leader of the County Council’s Conservative group in March 2015 and Leader of the County Council from May 2016 onwards.

Mr Jordan served on Breckland District Council from May 1991 till May 2015 and led the authority from 1998 to 2005.

Messages of condolence can be sent to the leader’s office, County Hall, Martineau Lane, Norwich, NR1 2DH and they will be passed on to Mr Jordan’s family.

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