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Cheshire East’s head of legal services resigns

By on December 12, 2017

Bill Norman, Cheshire East council’s head of legal services has resigned with immediate effect as of yesterday.

He was previously suspended and has been investigated by the council’s investigation and disciplinary committee following allegations into offer conduct.


Cheshire East issued a statement saying: “The council’s director of legal services and monitoring officer, Bill Norman, has today tendered his resignation with immediate effect.

“Mr Norman’s resignation has been accepted. Recruitment to the permanent position of director of legal services and monitoring officer will be progressed as soon as is practicable.”

Howard Murray, chairman of the Investigation and Disciplinary Panel said: “The IDC met today and, as a result of this resignation, has concluded its business with regard to Mr Norman.”

Mike Suarez and Peter Bates remain suspended during the investigation.

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