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

  • 12 May 2014
  • From the section Kent
Media captionClive Hart said he resigned with regret

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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