The proposal to reduce all councillors allowances by 5% was put forward by the new Conservative-led Administration and was unanimously agreed by Council at its meeting in December. This was in addition to the voluntary cut of 5% taken by the 10 Cabinet Members. (7 Conservatives, 3 Lib Dems)
Sadly, it appears that although there was not one dissenting voice in Council the Leader of the Labour Group wants to delay a reduction in Councillors Allowances, and as far as I know (correct me if I am wrong) not one Labour Member has signed up to take the 5% reduction ?
All 27 Conservative Councillors have notified the council’s Director of Law to reduce their allowances by 5% – I urge Labour councillors to do the same. After all we are all in this together – or are we?