Rochdale Councillor's Vote for their Allowance Increase
To: Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council
Stop 34% RMBC Councillor's Allowance rise UNTIL reduction of Councillors.
In December 2016, the Labour and Conservative Groups on Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council decided to implement the recommendation of an 'Independent' Remuneration Panel (IRP) and give themselves a whopping 34% increase in Councillor's Allowances. This was met with almost universal anger from residents in the Borough alongside Council Staff at RMBC.
It is our view that the imminent rise in councillor's allowances is inexplicably linked with the reduction in councillors. To that end, we demand that any rise is NOT implemented until the number of councillors are reduced from 60 to 40. Failure to do will go against the spirit of what councillors agreed at the meeting and is likely to be met with further fury from local residents and council workers.