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Former Mayor of Diss Graham Minshull becomes vice-chair of South Norfolk Council

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Former Diss town councillor Graham Minshull has been elected as vice-chairman of South Norfolk Council, on which he has served for the last three years.

Mr Minshull was elected along with John Overton, Conservative councillor for Poringland and the Framinghams, as chairman on Monday at the council’s annual general meeting. John Fuller was also re-elected as council leader for the eleventh year in a row.

Mr Minshull, Conservative councillor for Diss, said: “I am absolutely delighted considering the calibre of councillors; this being only my third year as district councillor.

“It’s a real honour and, of course, I have been selected by my peers, so I am really pleased they have put their trust in me.”

Attending the Diss Town Council meeting on Wednesday, Mr Minshull said: “We want to work as much as we possibly can with the town council to make Diss one of the most attractive market towns in south Norfolk.

“Hopefully, we will be able to do that. I am one of three lead councillors for Diss and we fight the town’s corner.”

Mr Minshull served for 11 years on the town council and was mayor in 2012. He was council leader, until December 2017 when he resigned from the town council.

He joins Tony Palmer and fellow ex-town councillor Keith Kiddie representing the Diss ward for South Norfolk Council.

He added: “I see many opportunities ahead and will be trumpeting Diss in my new role, as well as south Norfolk.”

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