Cornwall

Cornwall Council opposition leader to step down

Doris Ansari
Image caption Ms Ansari said there were "so many highlights" during her career.

The leader of the opposition Liberal Democrat group on Cornwall Council has announced she will stand down after working in local government for more than 40 years.

Doris Ansari told BBC News she was leaving for personal reasons.

Ms Ansari served on Truro City Council, the former Carrick District Council and was a former leader of the old Cornwall County Council.

A Conservative-Independent coalition runs the current Cornwall Council.

Speaking to BBC Radio Cornwall, Ms Ansari said there had been "so many highlights" during her career.

She is expected to stand down from her position at next month's annual general meeting.

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