Walk out over stinking pay rises

Cllrs Fower, Davidson and Shaheed!

Cllrs Fower, Davidson and Shaheed!

Lib Dem city councillors walked out of the full council meeting tonight in protest at the massive rises in pay for some directors which have been forced through by the ruling Conservative administration.

Group spokesman, Darren Fower, said:

“This whole process stinks. People out there are outraged by this. We are told we can’’t influence these decisions tonight so we have no other option but show our feelings and those of local residents by leaving the council chamber.”

Pay rises of up to 30% for some officers were voted through in secret at Employment Committee in February with the support of Conservative and Independent members. The Labour rep was absent from the meeting.

Listen to Cllr Darren Fower give his views on the matter after the meeting at the Town Hall by simply pressing the play button below!

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