Barnet council leader could be next to go in local government outsourcing row

It seems that confidence votes over local government leadership are becoming the order of the day. And more to the point it is the outsourcing of council services that is driving this mini-trend.

Today I saw this story in Barnet’s local press. Another bit on controversy in the outsourcing sector.

It seems the Labour party in the council are calling for a confidence vote over the Conservative leader, Richard Cornelius, in relation to an outsourcing project known as One Barnet. There is also a petition for a referendum on the issue.

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I have blogged a lot about Cornwall council and the political carnage caused by the previous council cabinet to outsource services to a private company.

I also recently blogged about discontent in Barnet over an outsourcing project.

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