An MP has blasted Derbyshire County Council after it was revealed the authority spent more than £150,000 on a London-based PR consultancy firm last year.

Nigel Mills, the Conservative MP for Amber Valley, condemnded the Labour-led authority’s spend on what he described as a “spin” firm.

However, the council has defended the investment – saying it is now communicating messages to more people.

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