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Clackmannanshire Council leader resigns from role

Janet Cadenhead
Image caption Janet Cadenhead has been a councillor since 2003

The leader of Clackmannanshire Council has announced she is standing down.

Janet Cadenhead said she had "run out of steam" and wanted to let someone else take over the role.

The Labour councillor, first elected in 2003, will continue as acting leader to allow time for her colleagues to choose a successor.

She told BBC Scotland she also intended to remain as councillor for Clackmannanshire South and take on a portfolio.

"To be totally honest, I just found I had run out of energy and resilience," she said.

"Other people in my group are more than capable of taking over."

Ms Cadenhead, who has lead the minority Labour administration since May 2007, added that after a recent positive report from Audit Scotland "it just seemed like a good time to do it".

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