CORBY in Northants has had a reputation as being a ?Scottish town' south of the border following the mass migration of steel workers in the 60's.
Now, however, Corby has another claim to fame… as Britain's most co-operative borough. The Mayor and her Consort, Maureen and John Forshaw ? pictured at the recent Co-op Party conference in Newcastle ? are active co-operators and Maureen is a Co-op councillor.
Corby Deputy Mayor, Cllr Ann Ferns, is also an official Labour/Co-op councillor as is Council Leader Willie Smith and the chairs of two committees.
Meanwhile Maureen's husband John, a Scot, is a member of Northampton County Council.
She told the News: "The Movement is certainly making its presence felt in the town and I reckon we must have more Co-op people in key positions than almost any other town in Britain."