Saturday, 14 May 2011

'Grab-a-cab' Councillor in £3,500 claim for travel

One of Britain's highest paid councillors was under fire today for claiming thousands of pounds in expenses for taxi and car journeys.

Brian Coleman was handed almost £3,500 of taxpayers' money last year for journeys that included ferrying his mother to events in cabs.

The Barnet Tory councillor claimed the expenses as chairman of the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority. Of the eight members on the authority, only two others claimed any expenses whatsoever and the second highest claim was almost 10 times less than Mr Coleman's.

Today the Mayor said he was "disappointed" to hear about Mr Coleman's latest claims.

My comment: TAXI! From my armchair to my computer to add this post.

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