A COUNCILLOR has been told to make a written apology after inappropriately claiming £350 in expenses.
Conservative councillor Barry Lobbett, who represents Bedworth North
on Warwickshire County Council, inappropriately claimed more than 880
miles of travel expenses last year and has now been publicly reprimanded
for the claims by the council’s standards committee.
Coun Lobbett had made £350 of inappropriate claims - including for
Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council duties, for electioneering and for
getting to and from a council officer’s retirement party. Conservative
county council leader Alan Farnell demanded his colleague repay the
cash. During further investigation Coun Lobbett insisted he
misunderstood the rules.