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Posted by: John Brace | 17th November 2014

11 more pages of Wirral Council councillors' mileage claims (Elderton, Hornby, Kelly, Povall, Salter, H Smith and P Williams)

11 more pages of Wirral Council councillors’ mileage claims (Elderton, Hornby, Kelly, Povall, Salter, H Smith and P Williams)

                                                      

A long time ago I was up to the travel expenses for Cllr Phil Davies in the extra pages supplied last month that should’ve come in the original tranche in September.

The rests were scanned in, just until now haven’t been uploaded or blogged about. For the sake of convenience, I am just putting the remaining pages below. These aren’t complete for the 2013-14 as many are pages originally missing from those supplied by Wirral Council’s Human Resources department as part of the original request. For the other pages for those councillors you’ll have to look elsewhere on this blog.

These are a further eleven pages that cover Cllrs David Elderton, Mike Hornby, Stuart Kelly, Cherry Povall, John Salter, Harry Smith and Patricia Williams. I may blog about them in detail another time, but at least by publishing the rest of the pages are in the public domain should you wish to view them. Councillors are in alphabetical order by surname. There are multiple pages for some councillors.

There is also a mysterious taxi contract for councillors. I’m still awaiting further details on that and the Mayor and Deputy Mayor’s expenses for 2013-14.

Cllr David Elderton expenses claim 2013 page 1 of 1

Cllr David Elderton expenses claim 2013 page 1 of 1

Cllr Mike Hornby expenses claim 2013 page 1 of 4

Cllr Mike Hornby expenses claim 2013 page 1 of 4

Cllr Mike Hornby expenses claim 2013 page 2 of 4

Cllr Mike Hornby expenses claim 2013 page 2 of 4

Cllr Mike Hornby expenses claim 2013 page 3 of 4

Cllr Mike Hornby expenses claim 2013 page 3 of 4

Cllr Mike Hornby expenses claim 2013 page 4 of 4

Cllr Mike Hornby expenses claim 2013 page 4 of 4

Cllr Stuart Kelly expenses claim 2013 page 1 of 1

Cllr Stuart Kelly expenses claim 2013 page 1 of 1

Cllr Cherry Povall expenses claim 2014 page 1 of 1

Cllr Cherry Povall expenses claim 2014 page 1 of 1

Cllr John Salter expenses claim 2013 page 1 of 1

Cllr John Salter expenses claim 2013 page 1 of 1

Cllr Harry Smith expenses claim 2013 page 1 of 2

Cllr Harry Smith expenses claim 2013 page 1 of 2

Cllr Harry Smith expenses claim 2013 page 2 of 2

Cllr Harry Smith expenses claim 2013 page 2 of 2

Cllr Patricia Williams expenses claim 2013 page 1 of 1

Cllr Patricia Williams expenses claim 2013 page 1 of 1

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  1. Gonna be disappointed with Pat Cleary aren’t you John? 🙂

    • Well Pat Cleary got himself elected about 7 weeks after the end of this financial year, so I’ve no idea whether he claims expenses or not.

      When I heard of his election in May, I was curious as to how a political party with one councillor would fare in the world of Wirral Council politics.

      In some respects he’s free from the red/blue/yellow politics that dominates the others.

      In other respects some of the other 65 councillors don’t know how to deal with him.

      The fact he beat Brian Kenny in an election has coloured things.

      As there is only one in the Green group, he is not classed as Leader or spokesperson. However the other three political parties sometimes when deciding things forget to include him (or maybe that is deliberate I don’t know).

      He’s got another 3 1/2 years in office, so I don’t think it’s really fair to pass comment too much as this stage. Certainly the Wirral Council election in Birkenhead and Tranmere election in May 2015 will be an interesting one to watch as whoever the Labour candidate will be will benefit from the General Election on the same day.

      Local elections have a spending limit of a tad over £1000 (depending on how many voters), whereas the General Election has spending limits (one for the short campaign and one for the long campaign) in the tens of thousands of pounds.

      Therefore the Labour candidate for MP can send out leaflets (personally addressed) to voters asking them to vote Labour, which have a knock on effect on the votes on the Labour candidates in the local elections.

      Such expenditure sometimes has to be declared in both expenditure claims under certain circumstances. However joint elections held on the same day do have an effect on each other.

      It’s one reason why the police and crime commissioner election wasn’t held in May because one political party was worried of the effect of law and order campaigns on their local election campaigns. 🙂


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