Tory H&F cabinet member Paul Bristow has written a lengthy blog defending his leader, Cllr Stephen Greenhalgh, for getting paid £5,000 extra for doing something he should have been doing already (see Fat Controller blog below).
Cllr Bristow still doesn't explain why an additional payment is being made to the leader of the council. Ironically he suggests that the payment to the 'lead member for recruitment' is deserved because the council is getting rid of lots of jobs!
What Cllr Bristow also fails to declare is that not only is Cllr Greenhalgh his leader but he is also his employer. Obviously a key worker.