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No To Copeland Elected Mayor Says GMB

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

GMB Warns That An Elected Mayor In Copeland Borough Council Will Lead To A Waste Of Taxpayers Money

The level of responsibilities for a small council area like Copeland simply does not justify the tax payer’s money involved says GMB.

GMB has warned that a yes vote in the referendum for an elected mayor in Copeland Borough Council area, which takes place on Thursday 22 May 2014 on the same day as the European Elections ballot, will lead to a waste of tax payer’s money.

GMB consider that the level of responsibilities for a small council area like Copeland simply does not justify the tax payer’s money involved.

Chris Jukes, GMB Northern Region Political Officer, said “There are those in Copeland, mainly disaffected people who believe in democracy on their terms, who just want to use and abuse tax payer’s money for their own ends.

The level of responsibilities for a small council area like Copeland simply does not justify the tax payer’s money involved.

For people who for their own ends want to be a big fish in a small pond, and who want to take tens of thousands of pounds for what is a bauble, is a disgrace. These self-appointed local demagogues believe in democracy only if it is them in charge.

The people of Copeland Borough are sleepwalking to disaster as many in outlying areas away from main conurbations like Whitehaven think it does not affect them, when in reality it will, as all council tax payers and businesses will have to pay up.”

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Contact: Chris Jukes Political Officer 07870 176 733 or GMB press office 07974 251 823 or 07921 289880

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