Similar savings in expenses? (Stephanie Goudie)

I was very interested to read in last week’s Shetland Times that West Side councillor, or should I say political leader, Gary Robinson’s expenses claim of £11,324 is equal to more than an eighth of the total expenses of all 22 councillors. 

This figure is also not far from the average spend on education per secondary school pupil of £12,826. The council are looking for savings in secondary education by closing junior high schools; we hope we will see a similar saving in his expenses claim next year.

Stephanie Goudie

Leabrek, Walls


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  • M Thomason

    • June 8th, 2013 21:33

    I don’t know about seeing similar savings in his expenses claim next year but I would think that by next election you’ll get your wish. Certainly from wastside voters anyway.

    Of course he could always stand for Lerwick next time.

  • Johan Adamson

    • June 10th, 2013 9:01

    Im sure they could waive their salaries if they wanted, and do all they do for the public good only


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