Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Flying in and out for a Council meeting?

Last week I posted about a sudden emergency Council meeting that had been called in the London Borough of Greenwich, and the possibility it migth have been to ensure that a councillor, Danny Thorpe, could attend his one meeting in six months by returning, allegedly, from Australia, where he's supposedly been living whilst representing his ward.

The councillor duly turned up, and news reaches me that he has apparently flown back to Australia. Bloody expensive trip if true huh? Wonder who paid for it? Local Labour Party? Taxpayer funded Councillor allowance? Local democracy in action without a doubt!

1 comment:

pete43 said...

Judging by the comments flying around in The Last Boy Scouts blog, the local Labour Party are a tad touchy about it.