Minister confirms Northamptonshire unitary legislation due to be laid in the autumn

Published: Friday, 20th September 2019

Update on the progress towards unitary councils in Northamptonshire

The Minister for Local Government wrote to the leaders of Northamptonshire Councils confirming that the legislation necessary to establish the two new councils would be in Parliament as soon as practicable this autumn. He also confirmed that the legislation would provide for elections to the new shadow authorities being held in May 2020.

At a meeting with leaders of Northamptonshire Councils this week, civil servants from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government explained the process for this legislation, including that they would expect such legislation to take around 8 weeks to go through the Parliamentary stages. Northamptonshire councils remain in regular contact with MHCLG as this work progresses.

View the letter from Luke Hall MP to the leaders of Northamptonshire Councils.