Deputy police commissioner Paul Robinson to give up his allowance as a councillor
DEPUTY police and crime commissioner Paul Robinson says he plans to give up his allowance as a councillor.
Councillor Robinson remains under pressure to resign his seat on East Riding Council after being appointed to the new £45,000-a-year role.
His appointment went against the recommendation of the police and crime panel, which questioned his qualifications for the post.
And this afternoon East Riding councillors will be asked to back a motion describing his new position as “incompatible” with that of an elected councillor.
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Now Councillor Robinson has attempted to head off further criticism by announcing he intends to give up his annual £10,711-a-year basic allowance as a backbench councillor.
He said: “I have made a decision that I am entirely comfortable with. I currently serve on a voluntary capacity on a number of bodies, including my local parish council and two school governing bodies.
“This will be no different to that.
“I am also investigating the possibility of having my allowance donated to charities instead.
“I don’t know whether that will be feasible or not but it’s something I am looking at.”
See tomorrow’s Grimsby Telegraph for more on this story.
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