It’s a mans world

18 Jul

Details of the allowances paid to Newham councillors in the last financial year (to 31 March 2016) have been published in the Newham Mag.

As usual, every effort has been made to prevent residents doing anything useful with the information. The online version of the Mag is published in PDF and Word formats; and the Word version – from which the data could easily be cut-and-pasted into a spreadsheet – completely omits the allowances section!

The standalone version, which is a statutory requirement, has not yet been published on the council website, but when it is it will be a PDF.

Nonetheless, a few minutes work reveals that over the past year our elected representatives took a total of £1,241,206 in basic and ‘special responsibility’ allowances, plus an extra £2,456 in travel and telephone allowances.

Of course, these allowances were not evenly distributed. The mayor and his closest friends took the lion’s share. And ranking councillors by the total they received gives a very clear indication of the kind of people Sir Robin favours politically: men.

The top ten earners for 2015/16:

Name Total
R WALES £81,839
L HUDSON £48,577
I CORBETT £45,612
R CRAWFORD £44,982
F HUSSAIN £44,871
K CLARK £44,677
C FURNESS £44,637
A BAIKIE £44,577
U DESAI £44,577
A McALMONT £38,830

Clearly, you don’t just have be a dick to get on in Newham Labour politics, you have to have one too.

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5 Responses to “It’s a mans world”

  1. d July 18, 2016 at 18:41 #

    Looks like a runners and riders at the annual ‘Pigs at the trough’ race…

  2. Khan kham July 21, 2016 at 05:34 #

    Newham is being run by a mafia, and Wales is like the don Logan character in sexy beast, a complete c@@t. This is all jobs for the boys these are all this lieutenants.

  3. R.E.m July 21, 2016 at 05:40 #

    Is the don Logan you mean. Lol did Wales do this when he lost the co-op the another day. Furness must of got a right spanking from Wales.

  4. terry ball July 21, 2016 at 07:23 #

    control freaks lost the co op vote how novel ,wales losing the plot by depending on other losers i am afraid ,if he gets rid of his advisers and cabinet he might have a chance of survival as they are wannabes who want his position ,i dont think he will survive with his current mates continually plotting against him behind his back .lets see what happens at the next trigger ballot and who is intending to stand against him .you just have to look at the treachery against corbyn from newham those on the list will i have no doubt going to be frowned upon by the membership in the future months to come, with luck might have a few more bye elections before they have a clearout at the next local election .watch them cry as wales dumps them overboard one by one and rightly so .

  5. R.E.m July 21, 2016 at 07:30 #

    This must of gone on after the co-op meeting

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