Conservative councillor Sam Murray has been re-admitted to her group on Suffolk County Council after the row about the provision of special educational needs.

Ms Murray, who represents north west Ipswich on the county, was suspended by the group after criticising the council in the wake of the damning report into SEND education in Suffolk earlier this month.

She called for the departure of senior councillors - pointing out that this was the third critical report about SEND provisions in the Suffolk from Ofsted which criticised both the county council and health authorities.

Just days after her call, councillors who had been responsible for SEND provision in the county stood down - and Ms Murray said she stood by her comments.

Now a new team of councillors has taken on responsibility for education, children's services and SEND provision with a promise that things will change.

Andrew Reid is now responsible for education and Special Needs provision and has spoken of the need to shake up the system.

After an internal review, Ms Murray has now been reinstated in the Conservative Group at the county council.

Council leader Matthew Hicks said:  "The matter has been dealt with in the Group and Cllr Murray is no longer suspended."

The group is now trying to concentrate on supporting the work of Mr Reid and the education and SEND team.

Ms Murray said she did not want to make any further comment on the issue.