UPDATED: Leader Of Dorset County Council Quits Ahead Of Trial
12:33pm 2nd December 2014
(Updated 8:14am 3rd December 2014)
Dorset County Council will elect a new leader today.
Former leader Spencer Flower stepped down yesterday with immediate effect.
The announcement came after a court hearing where the 72-year-old councillor pleaded not guilty to three charges under the Localism Act for failing to disclose his interest in two property companies.