Northumberland County Council chief executive on "extended leave"

Daljit Lally Credit: Northumberland County Council

Northumberland County Council has confirmed that its Chief Executive has begun a period of what it calls 'extended leave'. Daljit Lally has been in charge of the authority since 2017. 

The council says temporary leadership arrangements are in place but would not elaborate on the situation.

We can confirm that the Chief Executive has commenced a period of extended leave. Interim leadership arrangements have been put in place. We can make no further comment at this time.

Northumberland County Council spokesperson