Labour fury at local Tory cash grab now the elections are over

Only a few months after telling the electorate that they were supporting a reduction in the number of councillors on TDC to save money the Tories running TDC, backed by UKIP, Holland Residents and members of the Independent Group, have bulldozed a vote through the council to put the savings into their personal bank accounts.  Having told you that the reduction in the number of councillors would save council tax payers £60,000 a year they last night sprang a vote to increase councillors’ allowances by a massive £41,000 a year.  Labour insisted on a named vote so that you can check whether your councillor voted to put the money in his or her own pocket.  In the case of your Labour councillors you needn’t bother checking – we all voted against it!