CONSERVATIVES will demand Kirklees Council operates without a chief executive.
The council’s current head Rob Vincent will leave on July 1.
The opposition Tories claim Kirklees could save £200,000 a year by not replacing the chief executive.
Conservative deputy leader Clr David Hall has put a motion to Wednesday’s monthly council meeting calling for Mr Vincent’s position to be left vacant.
He said: “We’re calling on the council to halt this recruitment process and to spread the chief executive’s responsibilities amongst the other directors responsible for running the council.”
But council leader Clr Mehboob Khan said yesterday that Kirklees needed a new chief executive.
The Labour man said: “Not having a chief executive would be a false economy. It would actually cost us because it would hugely jeopardise our drive to make the savings we need.”