The politician in charge of Kent’s roads and transport has resigned from his cabinet role.
Cllr David Brazier, the cabinet member for highways and transport, confirmed he was to stand aside.
Mr Brazier denied that he had been forced out, saying that the decision had been mutually agreed with the leader Cllr Paul Carter.
County councillor David Brazier
He will be replaced by his deputy cabinet member Cllr Matthew Balfour.
‘I have enjoyed the job and it was good fun.
“The streetlight switch-off was bound to be controversial and unpopular with people but we stuck at it. Both were extraordinarily challenging” he said.
KCC was accused of failing to save any money by switching off streetlights
Mr Brazier also presided over the controversial Westgate Towers traffic scheme in Canterbury.
KCC recently confirmed it was to scrap its light switch-off plans.