The councillor at the centre of a co-opt row has been appointed as leader of Burntwood Town Council.
Cllr Norma Bacon was only elected onto the local authority last week after all but one Conservative member backed her appointment.
But in an email to councillors, Burntwood Town Council’s chief executive Mary Danby revealed that Cllr Bacon had now been appointed by the controlling Tory group.
She said: “Cllr Doug Constable has stood down as leader of the council due to ill health.
“Cllr Norma Bacon has been appointed as leader with effect from June 12. Cllr Heather Tranter continues as Deputy Leader.”
As well as representing Chasetown ward on Burntwood Town Council, Cllr Bacon also represents the Curborough ward on Lichfield District Council and the Leomansley ward on Lichfield City Council.