The leader of Breckland Council, which serves Swaffham, has this week announced his intention to stand down from the position.
The news of William Nunn’s decision to resign as leader first emerged via social media on Monday night.
Posting on his own Twitter account, Mr Nunn said: “Today I notified my colleagues that I am resigning as council leader. It has been a terrific eight years.”
Mr Nunn, who has led the authority since 2005 and was a member of Norfolk County Council for four years until the elections in May, is expected to formally leave the role next month.