Abbey Ward Councillor Sarah Russell Costs Derby Council £1 million

April 28, 2016 7:12 AM

For a couple of years a new primary school in Derby has been trying to buy land from the City Council to build a new school. Local Labour councillor Sarah Russell has been refusing to do a deal for the land. She is the Council Cabinet member who deals with schools.

The Government has got fed up with the Council refusing to negotiate, so it has taken the land off the Council and given it to the new school. The land is valued at about £1 million.

"Sarah Russell has got some explaining to do" said Liberal Democrat Campaigner Ajit Atwal. "Her bad decision-making has cost the people of Derby £1 million - yet she wants your vote in May."