Evening Standard report: Kingston councillors cheapest in London

The London Evening Standard newspaper has today revealed that the “cheapest [Council] in London is Liberal-Democrat run Kingston”.

Of the 32 London boroughs, Kingston local authority pays its councillors the lowest ‘basic allowance’ in the capital.

As an administration, we give councillors the lowest pay in London – and the full-time Council Leader receives one of the lowest allowances in the capital.

It is outrageous that residents in Tory Croydon pay almost 1.5million pounds a year for their councillors - whilst the Conservative Leader of Kensington and Chelsea receive over £65,000 in pay, with an £21,000 top-up from his work in a lobbying organisation.

In Kingston we believe in value in money: elected representatives should not be getting rich off rate-payers’ taxes.

New Malden swimming pool

New Malden swimming pool

We demand that the ruling Conservatives guarantee a publicly owned swimming pool in any redevelopment of Cocks Crescent. Sign the petition

Tory Leader off to Cannes at council taxpayers' expense

Tory Leader off to Cannes at council taxpayers' expense

Council tax rises, service cuts and broken promises. We're all paying.

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Free food waste bags

Free food waste bags

Kingston Conservatives have taken away the food recycling bags that are used in the brown bins. Please sign our petition to the Council to give residents free bags again.