Saturday, 20 August 2011

Suspension threat over East Riding Councillor's free tarmac

AN UNDER-fire councillor at the centre of a new controversy over the use of spare tarmac from a council contract could be facing a partial suspension.

The Mail understands senior figures in the ruling Conservative group on East Riding Council are considering suspending Councillor Charles Bayram.

The former planning committee chairman did not pay for the work and claimed it was normal practice for contractors to donate leftover tarmac to local farmers.

My comment: It was normal practice for MPs to fiddle their expenses but that doesn't make it right. Here are two more examples of taxpayer funded freebies for elected representatives. 1 2

Read the full story from the source This is Hull and East Riding

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