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Letter: 64 days and counting...

Date published: 17 May 2018


Dear Editor,

It is now 64 days since Councillors Brett and Blundell were treated to a long weekend away in the South of France. 

http://www.rochdaleonline.co.uk/news-features/2/news-headlines/117785/town-centre-developers-paid-%C2%A325000-cost-of-councils-south-of-france-trip

64 days since they reaped the benefits of a £6,250 gift each from a private developer who have been handed a multi million pound contract by the council.

64 days for either councillor to declare this gift on the members register of interest published to the RMBC website.

Guess what?

Neither has declared the interest. 

It is a basic courtesy to declare any personal or financial interest on the register.

What if someone were to give me £1,000 just before a planning decision I was making, or paid for me to have free hospitality at a sporting event?

I'm sure that the electorate would want to know what I was getting treated to?

Maybe they think they don't need to?

I'm afraid this is yet another flagrant example of the staggering levels of arrogance of this Labour administration.

I have no doubt there will be more to come.

Yours,

Councillor Andy Kelly

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