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Liberal Democrat leader Richard Wilson warns Haringey against 'leadership crisis'
Haringey “cannot afford a leadership crisis” after the resignation of its chief executive, the Liberal Democrat leader says.
Councillor Richard Wilson said that the departure of Kevin Crompton from the borough’s top job next month, after just two years in the job, was a signal that the council was “lurching from crisis to crisis”.
Mr Crompton announced his decision last night, saying he had agreed with council leader Claire Kober that Haringey needed somebody “with different skills and personal horizons”.
The move comes weeks after the decision of Councillor Lorna Reith to step down as deputy leader.
Cllr Wilson said: “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.”
Cllr Kober said last night that service directors would take charge of the council temporarily while a successor to Mr Crompton is found.