Thanet District Council leader Clive Hart quits over 'toxic behaviour'
- 12 May 2014
- From the section Kent
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.