Farcical end to council meeting after row over seat

Guildhall politicians brought a bizarre new meaning to the phrase 'fighting for their seats' after a row about a councillor's chair stopped a key meeting.

Almost half the councillors walked out of Northampton Borough Council's debating chamber on Thursday night.

Others refused to sit down and some refused to stand up because of an argument which centred on where former Labour MP-turned-independent councillor, Tony Clarke (Ind, Castle) should sit.


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