Tory leader of special measures council accuses party of localism betrayal

The Tory leader of the only council to be placed in 'special measures' has accused his party of reneging on its commitment to localism, saying that the centrally-dictated targets used to measure authorities' performance under the policy are anti-localist.

by Catherine Early
Pickles: special measures policy attacked by Tory council leader for being incompatible with localism
Pickles: special measures policy attacked by Tory council leader for being incompatible with localism

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