WE are right to be concerned over our MPs and MEPs’ allowances, but shouldn’t we be looking also a little nearer home?
Perusal of the election results of May 1 indicate some names appearing more than once, and a further check reveals that these candidates are already Vale Royal members.
In short, some are members of three councils with an entitlement, research reveals, of allowances, special responsibility allowances and expenses approaching £40,000. Now this is getting out of hand to expect Council Tax-payers to fund.
Councillorship is a voluntary, part-time job and, quite apart from the money issue, how can anyone be on three councils and do a good job on all three?
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