Wednesday, 29 August 2007

H&F Tories 18% Pay Hike & £34million Cuts to Services Makes Private Eye’s Rotten Boroughs Column

H&F Council’s Conservative Administration is being exposed in the Rotten Boroughs section of the current (no 1192) issue of Private Eye - available in all good newsagents since 28th August.

The story features the 18% pay hike the Conservative councillors voted themselves in February and the new £6k bonus the Tories voted to pay to a leading, fellow Conservative councillor in June.

Private Eye tells how the 18% pay rise for Tory councillors was initially pushed through on the same evening that they also voted to remove £34million of "savage" cuts in local services.