Cynical reason behind allowances cut?

Your report of the annual budget meeting (February 27th) certainly had the surprise factor.

Friday, 20th March 2015, 8:42 pm

Coun. Joe Cooney, Tory leader of the local authority, announced he is to take a 20% cut in the allowance paid to him.

Is this a truly philanthropic gesture by the powerful Executive member?

Or is it merely a handy coincidence that elections, both local and national, just happen to be in the offing?

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You don’t have to be cynical to suggest many people may offer option two as the more likely.

One now wonders how many - if any - of the council’s Executive will now play follow-my-leader on the allowance question.

Eric Greenwood

Beaufort Street, Nelson