The Leader of Corby Borough Council, Councillor Tom Beattie has announced that he is not going to stand for election to the proposed new unitary authority of North Northamptonshire. The elections are scheduled for May 2020.
Councillor Beattie will however, with the agreement of his Labour Group colleagues, continue to serve as Leader of the Borough Council, helping to oversee the transition to the new authority.
Leader of the Council, Cllr Tom Beattie, said:
“It has been an honour and privilege to have served Corby Borough Council as Leader and Councillor for as long as I have.
“Council services are of a consistently high standard and our finances are in very good shape.
“The regeneration and growth of the Borough in recent years has been phenomenal and we are well set to achieve our long held ambition to double the population of the Borough to around 100,000 by 2030.
"I look forward to my remaining time as Leader and building on the successes of the Council in recent times”.