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CORBY LEADER DENIES TORY 'ROTTEN BOROUGH' CLAIMS

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The leader of Corby BC has dismissed claims that he is running a rotten borough, reports BBC Northampton. ...
The leader of Corby BC has dismissed claims that he is running a rotten borough, reports BBC Northampton.

The council is included in a list of six Labour-controlled councils which Conservative party managers say are corrupt. The allegations come days after Labour's regional party executive decided to drop 12 councillors - including council leader Kelvin Glendenning - for the forthcoming local elections.

Eric Pickles, Conservative party deputy chairman responsible for local government, says their deselection shows how the undue influence of party activists affects local government. It was not a cosy little problem within the Labour party; people working for the authority had a right to know the kind of people that are going to run the authority and the motivation behind them.

But Mr Glendenning flatly denied the Conservative allegations. He declared: 'There is no likelihood of any corrupt practice in the town and never has been. We cannot be looked at as a rotten borough. We are a very moderate council run on very good lines'.
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