Heather Jameson 23 March 2017

Surrey leader to quit LGA role

Surrey leader to quit LGA role image

David Hodge has quit as the leader of the Local Government Association’s (LGA) Conservative group following the political furore over the so-called Nickileaks affair.

Cllr Hodge sparked a high-profile row last month when Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn accused prime minister Theresa May of offering Surrey CC a ‘sweetheart deal’.

Writing in The MJ this week, Cllr Hodge said: ‘It’s clear others want someone leading the LGA Conservative group with a different approach.

'They may want someone who will ruffle fewer feathers and so I have decided to resign from my position at the LGA.’

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