Rugby Borough Council is now officially a laughing stock after satirical magazine Private Eye awarded it 'ROTTEN BOROUGH' status.
"Rugby Council put Eric Pickles’s half-baked scheme into practice by dispensing with a chief executive and promoting a plumber instead" Private Eye
The Council gained this 'award' after it emerged that Tory leader Craig Humphrey had been appointed Chief Executive (without a vote or details of wage). Craig who is a plummer by trade is not known to have undertaken any formal training for the post.
Private Eye reports that Craig will be receiving £60,000 for his new career move.
All is not rosy in the wider Tory Party with some in the wider party showing disbelief that this was allowed to take place.