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LANCASHIRE
After Tory Christian Wakeford became an MP in December, he bid farewell to the council chamber with a speech in February – but he’s still not stood down.

SOUTH SOMERSET
Husband and wife councillors have been accused of bringing the council into disrepute after the husband threatened the tenant of a property they both own.

SOUTH RIBBLE
There has been a catastrophic breakdown of governance at the borough council, whose chief executive was put on “special leave” last year.

WEST NORFOLK
An independent investigation into a controversial business centre has not reached the conclusion councillors – or taxpayers – might have expected.

SOUTH HAMS
The Tory council has appointed a planning officer to process applications from a developer for 630 homes – but their salary is being funded by the developer!

ROCHDALE
In just 18 months, one councillor has left Labour for the Lib Dems, then the Brexit Party, then became an Independent, and has now joined the Tories.


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