Saturday, 8 September 2012

Cornwall Council's Tory Cabinet ignore vote against privatisation

Cornwall Council to press ahead with privatising services despite councillors' call to withdraw

"CORNWALL Council's leading cabinet say they will press ahead with plans to join together with a private company to provide services ignoring the call from a majority of councillors urging the authority to withdraw.
In a tense council chamber at County Hall on Tuesday councillors voted in favour of a motion – 46 for, 29 against and 14 abstentions – which called for the council to withdraw from a plan to form a new company with a private firm to deliver services such as housing benefits, libraries and human resources.
But today the council's cabinet issued a statement indicating that it would carry on with plans to privatise services. Liberal Democrat councillors criticised the Conservative-led cabinet saying the decision to ignore yesterday's vote was "arrogant"."

see also
'Cornwall Cabinet sticks two fingers up to democracy'

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