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To: All English Councils
Make our Councils Accountable to the People
I want all councils in England to publicise all the names of all Chairpersons or Vice Chairpersons on all the Committees they sit on especially if a councillor is sitting on more than one Council simultaneously e.g Town Council + District Council + County Council and is a Chairperson or Vice Chairperson of more than one Committee. I want all the actual costs/fees paid to Chairpersons and Vice Chairpersons publicised on an annual basis: e.g Councillor A is Chairperson of X number of Committees and received X amount of Money for Chairing X amount of meetings in 2012. She also was Vice Chair of X amount of Committees and received X amount money as Vice Chair in 2012. Her total travel and living expenses amounted to X pounds in 2012.
Why is this important?
This will show constituents who gets paid what from our council taxes. It will also show who in our communities make the decisions that affect us on a local level. It will show if a locality is held to ransom by a small band of councillors who control everything.