Katherine Kerswell “Group MD” of KCC has left her £197k post. [Oh, no she hasn’t! Oh, yes she has! Oh, let’s see what KCC’s press release says. Oh, let’s not bother.] Initial rumours had Paul Carter as Leader and MD – probably not legal, and certainly not advisable. Later rumours had it that the post may simply be left vacant, as a money saving option. Either way, Cllr Carter will be the biggest fish in the pond for a while yet.
It appears that Ms Kerswell was doomed as a result of ruffling too many feathers in her reorganisation of KCC, so the Tory back-benchers conspired to oust her. Her pay-off is too large for anyone to talk about.
Another interesting idea being put about is that the recent KCC Tory leadership contest was decided on the basis of which candidate looked most likely to return Ms Kerswell to the strawberry fields of Northamptonshire. Looks like that’s one pledge Paul Carter has delivered on… [rolling updates on this story…]
Here’s what they said when they were all friends:
The plot thickens:
A public statement put together too hastily to have time to think of a page title: