A Council has backed down from a legal bid to keep the identity of councillors sent a court summons over unpaid council tax secret and issued a public apology.
Leeds City Council has now disclosed Arif Hussain, Pauleen and Ron Grahame and Kim Groves, who all represent Labour, received a summons during the last two financial years.
Tom Richmond: Leeds Council’s cover-up over tax affair corrodes trust in politics
IF Communities Secretary Sajid Javid gets his way, every public office-holder may have to swear an oath of allegiance to British values.
He believes civic and political leaders have a duty to lead by example when it comes to upholding principles of tolerance, democracy and respect.
I’d go further. I would also include a clause on financial probity as a reminder about the duty to spend taxpayers’ money wisely and in the public interest.
My justification is the inexplicable refusal of Leeds City Council to confirm the identities of four councillors who have been issued with a summons for non-payment of council tax.
Pauleen Grahame: http://democracy.leeds.gov.uk/mgUserInfo.aspx?UID=206
Arif Hussain: http://democracy.leeds.gov.uk/mgUserInfo.aspx?UID=1356