Tuesday 24 July 2018 / 11:52 AM Local Government

Northants County Council bankrupt twice in six months

Andrew Gwynne MP, Labour’s Shadow Communities and Local Government Secretary, responding to news that Northamptonshire County Council has had to issue a second section 114 notice, said: 

“This Government has allowed a Tory council to declare itself bankrupt twice in six months. 

“Northamptonshire is a perfect storm of local mismanagement and the crushing pressures of austerity. Commissioners will have no option but to slash and burn local services but it’s the people of Northamptonshire that will be forced to pay the price for this neglect. 

“The Conservatives’ extreme ideology is pushing local government to the brink. The next Labour Government will fund councils fairly and deal with our country’s chronic social care crisis.”