The Crosby Herald carries the story of Mark Dowd the high paid Labour Councillor taking home 7 times the basic allowance for Sefton Councillors.
SEFTON’S highest earning councillor last night defended his £63,000 a year allowances and said he had not had a pay rise since 2009.
Councillor Mark Dowd earned £54,000 for chairing a board called the Merseyside Integrated Transport Authority last year.
The Labour politician who serves St Oswald ward in Bootle – one of the most deprived areas in Sefton – took home an additional £9,000 in councillor’s allowances totalling £63,044 last year.
I have always been fascinated by the way Merseyside Transport always seems to get their information out about councillors allowances after everyone els. It has meant that there has been little publicity or scrutiny about their allowances. I must check out whether they still pay 1st class travel.