Expenses for Greenwich Councillors

From Spencer Drury, PPC for Greenwich & Woolwich

At the March Council meeting Conservative Group Leader Councillor Spencer Drury asked for the full list of claims for expenses to be made public for each of the last three financial years. Two months later, given the situation so many MPs now find themselves in, Greenwich Conservatives have chosen to publish an edited version of these figures on their website. The figures show the claims by the three political parties on the Council (Labour, Lib-Dems and Conservatives) and give a breakdown of all of the claims by Conservative Councillors for the three years published in March.

Expenses claimed by political party

Party 2005/06 2006/07 2007/08
Conservative Group 0 0 £7.85
Labour Group £2,977.86 £272.94 £4,150.99
Lib-Dem Group 0 £14.17 £146.23

The figures for the Conservative Councillors are:

Party 2005/06 2006/07 2007/08
A Brinkhurst N/A 0 0
A Jennings N/A 0 0
A Wilson N/A 0 0
C Taylor 0 0 £7.85
D Poston 0 0 0
E Glover 0 0 0
E Truss N/A 0 0
G Brighty N/A 0 0
G Coombes N/A 0 0
J Hills 0 0 0
N Fletcher 0 0 0
P King 0 0 0
S Drury 0 0 0

(N/A means that the Councillor was not on the Council for 2005/06)

NB Cllr Chris Taylor disputes that he ever claimed the £7.85 attributed to him in this list, however, his name was included on the published list, so I include it here for the sake of accuracy.