We have been amazed by the outcry from local people following the new Labour administration’s announcement of a 45% pay rise for senior councillors last week.
Whatever your political affiliation, seeing council tenant rents increase by 7%, Council tax by 2% and key worker homes (for our junior doctors, nurses, firemen etc) slashed, simply seems unfair.
More than anything, they are shocked to see Labour Councillors unanimously vote to award themselves a pay increase of up to 45% for senior roles.
This cannot be justified in a cost-of-living crisis when so many residents are worried about paying their bills.
We are calling on Labour Councillors to think again about this and we’re asking people to sign our petition here - asking the senior Labour Councillors to donate their extra pay to local cost-of-living charities.
Watch the video from Conservative Group Leader Rachael Robathan and sign the petition below.