Cornwall council former deputy leader now leader and against outsourcing

The proposed outsourcing strategy at Cornwall council looks doomed to fail as the new leader is voted in because he is against the proposal.

Earlier today Cornwall Council‘s leader Alec Robertson lost a confidence vote following a controversial plan to outsource certain services, including IT, recently. The proposed deal with either BT or CSC is worth hundreds of millions of pounds.

News hot of the press is that his deputy, Jim Currie, who stepped down from the cabinet earlier citing differences of opinion related to the proposed outsourcing, has been voted in as leader.

He is against the outsourcing plan. Read his resignation letter here.  So I don’t see that being approved in the near future.

What a day for Cornwall council. And what a day for local government outsourcing.

Tell me what you think of outsourcing local government services to private companies.

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