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The leader of Lichfield District Council says his Conservative colleagues have backed him to continue in the post.
Cllr Mike Wilcox had faced calls to resign after defeat in the Curborough by-election and the failure to see the Friarsgate redevelopment over the line, which culminated in half of the Cabinet standing down.
Conservative councillors met last week and LichfieldLive understands the future of the leader had been on the agenda.
But Cllr Wilcox confirmed that his councillors had given him their backing.
“At last Thursday’s Conservative group meeting colleagues had a lengthy and good debate in private about the leadership and direction of the party,” he said. “This culminated in the decision to continue to support me as their leader.
“I was obviously delighted with this endorsement and we shall now collectively as a group continue to focus on the issues that are important to the whole district.”