New job created at the Town Hall…but why wasn’t it advertised?

Wallasey & Moreton

It’s been discovered that, while the Leader of the Council has been blaming austerity and cuts for freezes on staff pay and conditions, he has given a new job, paying £45,737, to a Labour Party campaigner.

A job for an ‘Executive Policy Officer’, on a salary of £45,737, has been created to ‘provide in-depth support to the Leader of Wirral Council’. The successful applicant was the only person interviewed for the role and has, up until recently, been paid by the Labour Group to support political campaigning.

The Leader of Wirral’s Conservatives, Cllr. Jeff Green, said: “This is frankly outrageous. Councillor Davies already has the whole Council at his disposal which, we should remember, is more than 3,000 employees.

We have additional ‘Super Directors’, we also have four consultants being paid more than £500 a day and, let’s not forget, Councillor Davies made himself a ‘Full Time Leader’ when he…

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