Star date: 28th August 2013
MOST SALFORD RULING LABOUR COUNCILLORS CASHING IN ON EXTRA PAYMENTS
Almost two thirds of Salford's ruling Labour councillors cashed in on their roles, taking more than their basic councillor allowance of £10,080, according to Salford Council figures published for the last financial year.
Top earners, apart from City Mayor Ian Stewart with £62,694, were Deputy Mayor David Lancaster with £43,010, former Ceremonial Mayor Bernard Lea with £26,725, and Assistant Mayor John Merry with £24,967. Altogether, allowances and expenses totalled almost £1million.
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