Deposed leader of Cornwall Council Alec Robertson stays away from meeting
One notable absence from the chamber meeting yesterday was former council leader, Alec Robertson.
Last week he fell from power after he lost a motion of no confidence in his leadership.
His determination to sign on the dotted line with a private company to jointly run some services sealed his fate.
Council sources said Mr Robertson had gone on holiday with his family for a few days.
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One councillor who had voted Mr Robertson out but asked not to be named, said: "There's a general feeling it's probably best if Alec wasn't here today. After last week's drama the dust needs to settle and we need to crack on."
Fellow Tory Jim Currie stepped into Mr Robertson's position and revealed his cabinet reshuffle.
Among the new faces on the front benches is Fiona Ferguson, Conservative now in charge of Corporate Resources.
Bert Biscoe, Independent, has been drafted into cabinet to lead Transport and Highways.
John Pollard, independent, takes Localism, Sustainability and Development.
The rest of the cabinet members retain their positions with some minor adjustments.