Herefordshire Council leader John Jarvis to step down

John Jarvis John Jarvis has represented the Kerne Bridge ward since 2006

The leader of Herefordshire Council, John Jarvis, has announced his resignation.

Mr Jarvis, who is planning to step down on 24 May, said he had taken the decision due to personal and medical reasons.

He said he would remain a councillor until the next elections in 2015.

The Conservative group, which controls the local authority, is expected to nominate a new leader at its annual general meeting on 9 May.

The proposed leader would then need to be elected at the next full council meeting.

Mr Jarvis said he was proud of what the local authority had achieved since he joined as a councillor seven years ago, representing the Kerne Bridge ward.

He also thanked officers and councillors for their support since he became leader two years ago.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Hereford & Worcester

Weather

Worcester

14 °C 7 °C

Features

  • The OfficeIn pictures

    Fifty landmark shows from 50 years of BBC Two


  • French luxury Tea House, Mariage Freres display of tea pots Tea for tu

    France falls back in love with tea - but don't expect a British cuppa


  • Peter MatthiessenPeter and Paddy

    Remembering two of the greatest travel writers


  • Worcestershire flagFlying the flag

    Preserving the identities of England's counties


  • Female model's bottom in leopard skin trousers as she walks up the catwalkBum deal

    Why budget buttock ops can be bad for your health


BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.