Cut 2 New Cabinet Posts Say Liberal Democrats


Northamptonshire County Council had a special meeting Yesterday 22nd February and councillors were told that the council would fail to balance its books by the end of March.

Councillors were told that the spending controls imposed in February  are unlikely to bring the £20 million savings needed to balance the books . Where this leaves the council remains unclear but it is clear as one member of the public put it, "we live in interesting times ". 

In a long debate Lib Dem and Labour Councillors  called for the Leader of the Council to go . Cllr.  Dennis Meredith ( Lib Dem Talavera )   also questioned why, when they they knew that they were heading for disaster, Conservatives had appointed an additional  2  cabinet members in December at a cost of around £9,000 extra each. Not much toward £20 million but a sign that even when cutting everything else  Tories can always find jobs for the  old boys.