Tameside Council Leader's Annual Keynote Address 2013
‘In my Budget speech in February I made it clear that I would bring to our AGM proposals that reduce the total cost of allowances by at least 10%.
To achieve this we have looked at every part of our business to take out costs and improve efficiency, we have left no stone unturned, there are no sacred cows and that includes the elected members.
The total saving on allowances for this year alone is over £113,000 which along with savings arising from reductions in administration this now represents a saving of 10% to the overall costs.
The Advertiser, Page 2, Thursday 20 February 2014
Councillors in Tameside received more that £1.2 million in allowances, with the highest amount being paid to council leader Kieran Quinn!
|" I bet I can gobble-up more than you, John!" "You're on!"|
In total, the allowances bill for Tameside councillors in 2012/2013 came to £1.204,972. Compared to £1.200,094 in 2011/2012 which was yet another increase on 2010/2011, which was £1.186,473.
So instead of keeping his promise of saving £120,498 from his councillors allowances; despite all the platitudes of hardship, government cuts; food banks; closures and sell-offs; not forgetting cutting the number of lollipop ladies; reducing the number of pensioners' luncheon clubs; community centres and cutting the budget for road repairs, this caring bunch of self-serving, bottom feeders still managed to jack-up the council tax bill by 3.5% and increased their collective allowances by another £5000
– So no cuts for them!
The Labour led Tameside council is nothing more than a collection of parasites.
And no wonder; just look at its councillors – pretty much parasites one and all. None of them have any skills, talents or experience to offer, just big egos and little responsibility. They are voted in by a small number of home-grown Labour acolytes, in whose interest it is to continue the practice of parasitism.
Anyone in a productive job, who pays over half their wages back in tax, voting Labour, is nothing short of an act of lunacy.