Thanet District Council leader Clive Hart quits over 'toxic behaviour'

Clive Hart said he resigned with regret

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The leader of Thanet District Council has resigned, citing "toxic behaviour" from "a tiny minority of councillors".

Clive Hart outlined his decision to "regretfully resign" in a statement titled "Enough is enough!".

The Labour councillor said it had been an "absolute honour and privilege to represent the area I truly love and adore".

It comes weeks after a damning report said the authority needed to tackle "toxic" and homophobic behaviour.

The Local Government Association (LGA) said it found examples of "hostility and discourtesy" at the Labour-led authority.

A council spokeswoman said it would be preparing an action plan to tackle the key findings in the LGA report.

A previous report found a suspicion of "secrecy and corruption" at the authority.

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