Question over attendance

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A LABOUR councillor has only attended one meeting since she was elected to the borough council in May, according to the Conservatives.

Cllr Darren Adams-Shaw is due to ask a question at the full council meeting tonight (Thursday) about Stanley councillor Linda McGraw’s lack of appearances.

He is also set to question why a further nine members of Erewash’s Labour group have attended three meetings or less in the same period, while being paid allowances out of taxpayer’s money.

“Can I ask the leader of the council if he knows if these ten councillors are collecting their full allowances paid for by the council taxpayer, which comes to some £2,000 each?”

Labour councillors refused to attend scrutiny meetings after the Tories cut the number of committees from three to one to save £15,000 earlier this year.