“A ‘bankrupt’ Tory council will be TAKEN OVER by Commissioners in a drastic, rare step after completely running out of money.
Northamptonshire County Council will be stripped of the power to run its own affairs after a damning inspection into the financial crisis at the town hall.
Now it will be run by Commissioners following a decision by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.
Labour said they were vindicated as Local Government Secretary Sajid Javid announced the move in the House of Commons.
Shadow Local Government Secretary Andrew Gwynne blamed “eight years of intransigence and austerity” as “the council bragged about its pioneering approach to services, basically running them like a business.”
“The private sector cannot deliver adequate services when there is too little funding,” he said. …”