Thursday 9 August 2018 / 1:11 PM Andrew Gwynne / Local Government

After the Northants vote, there are more council crises to come

Andrew Gwynne MP, Labour’s Shadow Local Government and Communities Secretary, commenting on Northamptonshire County Council’s vote this afternoon to implement huge cuts, said:

“Today’s vote lays bare the cost of Tory mismanagement.

“Years of austerity have stripped away council finances across the country, and what precious little funds remain have been squandered by the Tories’ own councils.

“Northamptonshire will not be the last council in crisis, and Northants residents will not be the last to have to bear the burden of Tory neglect. This is a really bad day for the people of Northants, and the Conservatives are clearly to blame.”