Northamptonshire council faces up to cost of effective bankruptcy
The council’s predicament has triggered bitter recrimination among local Tories. Northamptonshire’s seven MPs, all Conservatives, accused the council of mismanagement.
Furthermore, it has crashed after rigid adherence to the Tory ideological rulebook for local government.
A survey by the Local Government Information Unit thinktank found eight out of 10 councils were concerned about their finances.