The leader of North West Leicestershire District Council's Labour group has stepped down from the position. Leon Spence has led the 16-strong group for two years and was elected as Whitwick's Leicestershire county councillor last month. He told the Mercury his new role at County Hall, which involves being chairman of its children and young persons scrutiny committee, was taking up more and more of his time. He said he would be able to focus on that by stepping away from the leader's job. He remains the district councillor for Thringstone. The district's Labour Group will be electing a new leader in the next few weeks and councillor John Legrys will take charge on a temporary basis.
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