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Not a wise move
I DON’T think it is a good idea to increase the pay of local politicians. It only encourages them.
When most people are suffering a static or falling income, and when City of York Council is cutting back services to residents, it would be less than wise for councillors to accept any increase in remuneration, even if recommended by an independent panel.
People who seek public office should do so because they wish to serve the community and not because they will enjoy a nice little earner funded by taxpayers.
Matthew Laverack, Lord Mayor’s Walk, York.