Comment on the resignation of Haringey Council Chief Executive Kevin Crompton

Commenting on the news that Chief Executive, Kevin Crompton, will leave his position next month Cllr Richard Wilson, Leader of Haringey Liberal Democrats said:

“This Council cannot afford a leadership crisis. Coming weeks after the resignation of the deputy leader it is yet another signal that Haringey Council continues to lurch from crisis to crisis.

“The borough faces severe challenges such having control of some primary schools taken away, continuing problems in Children’s Services, repairing the worst roads in England and rebuilding after the riots last summer. We need strong leadership but at this crucial time all we have is muddle and confusion, which is likely to continue for months.

“It isn’t surprising that our fourth-rate Labour council loses senior staff so frequently – they are always the scapegoats for Labour’s failure.”

Lynne Featherstone MP adds:

“Under Labour, Haringey has become the local government equivalent of a ‘failed state’. If we were a country, we’d be on our tenth bail-out by now. After 40 years of political failure, residents are a very low priority for a council that seems intent on re-arranging the deck-chairs, rather than dealing with a sinking ship. Local people deserve change.”