Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Set an Example; Your Say

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Set an Example; Your Say

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COUNCILLORS should reduce their pay and expenses to the minimum of pounds 6,129. That should be the maximum take home and no extras for whatever role they take on.

It's time for councillors to set an example across Teesside, it really doesn't hurt.

Cllr Dunning the leader of Redcar & Cleveland Council, has told me many times that councillors do the job for love and not the money.

Independent councillor Joan McTigue says she takes the minimum pay year after year. A good example of a councillor doing her bit for the people of Teesside.

If the proposed meeting between Mayor Mallon and the communities secretary Eric Pickles is planned, tell Mr Pickles to come here - we cannot afford the expenses involved in paying for a posse of people going to London.

JAMES COOPER, Marske * * * * * * MR Cooper of Marske asks that all councillors take a reduction in their allowances - nothing wrong with that bearing in mind the financial situation the council faces. …

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