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Petition to: Return the massive unacceptable pay rises awarded to leading Councillors.

This petition is now closed, as its deadline has passed.

We the undersigned petition Surrey County Council to Return the massive unacceptable pay rises awarded to leading Councillors. More details

Petition update from the council, 27 November 2014

Dear Petitioners,

Your e-petition entitled 'Return the massive unacceptable pay rises awarded to leading Councillors' has now closed. It received 2511 signatures - short of the 20,000 that is required to prompt a full Council debate. We have however alerted the Leader to your petition who has provided the following response:

I would like to stress that I became a councillor not for personal gain but to try and make a difference to the communities I represent and as Leader that now means the whole of Surrey. That remains my firm and only commitment.

There had been no review of allowances for four years and whilst that was the right thing to do at the time the Council felt it was important that they were adjusted to reflect increases in roles and responsibilities. The Government has given county councils 42 new responsibilities since 2010 and these have increased the workload for the Cabinet and other senior councillors. For many councillors their roles and responsibilities are equivalent to a full time job and it should be noted that they have helped the organisation achieve savings of £189m in the past three years.

However, whilst I understand and respect the decision made by the council on allowances and the reasons for it, I have since made a personal decision to accept only the level of allowance recommended by the Independent Remuneration Panel.

Please contact me directly with any questions.

Regards,

Rianna Hanford
Committee Assistant

rianna.hanford@surreycc.gov.uk
02082132662

More details from petition creator

Recently an independent remuneration panel recommended certain increases to councillors' allowances. The majority group on Surrey County Council overruled the recommendations and forced through greater increases of up to 60% for their Leader, Deputy Leader and other appointees. This is totally unacceptable to Council Tax payers in Surrey who have suffered rises in their Council Tax year on year, up to the maximum allowed. Surrey families have seen their own incomes squeezed and have to tolerate worsening roads and public services. By awarding themselves outrageous inflation-busting rises instead of paying their workers a Living Wage, Surrey County Council have shown they are out of touch with voters. Please take this opportunity and reverse this scandalous money-grab.

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  • Roy Kelsey
  • Vivien Kelsey
  • R.Bourne
  • Ann James
  • furious tax payer
  • Lucy Barford
  • Angela Briggs
  • David Gray
  • Richard Munday
  • Ronald Page
  • G. Page
  • J Richards
  • Timothy Britt-Searle
  • Jeff Hills
  • Susan McGrath
  • Rowland Fowles
  • Penelope Gwen Willis
  • James Lang
  • Michelle Slade
  • Joe Clare
  • Tony Renfrey
  • Cathy Renfrey
  • David Sadler
  • Lisa Cannon
  • Denise Spennewyn
  • Lynne Griffin
  • Linda Orkney
  • Vivien Shorleson
  • Deborah Bayliss
  • graham dick
  • Inge Texier
  • John Argo
  • Philip Vallis
  • Anne Vallis
  • David Birtles
  • Anja Birtles
  • nick Sparey
  • Matthew Greenwood
  • Clive Osborne
  • Lesley hays
  • Jacquetta Fewster
  • John Frampton
  • Hazel Frampton
  • Shash Patel
  • Luke Meaton
  • Christine Barry
  • Matthew Lord
  • Elizabeth Green
  • Liz Bartlett
  • Nick Abbott
  • Beverley Lang
  • gladys saunders
  • Peter Francis
  • Daron Tribe
  • Rebecca Pettman
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  • sylvia sheard
  • Ralph tilbury
  • Sue Jamieson
  • Frances Tilbury
  • Christine Thom
  • kevin wheeler
  • Michelle Williams
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  • A Frost
  • Kate Levy
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  • David North
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  • David Wimblett
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  • IAN KEDDIE
  • Heather Keddie
  • Rupert Christie
  • Angus Henderson
  • Andy McKenna
  • Rebecca Franklin
  • Natalie Franklin
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  • tanya scott
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  • maria Girard
  • r carslake
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  • Dominic Cleal
  • janet Kemp
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  • mrs thomson
  • Kenneth McMurtrie
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  • Margaret Jago
  • Petula Guiseppi
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  • Gerald C Hackemer
  • Charu Sahota
  • Karen Findlay
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  • Marie Worthington
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  • Elaine Hughes
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  • DAVID Bell
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  • jwmayes
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  • C Dawson
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  • Tristan Vickers
  • Ann Bouverie
  • darren bishoo
  • Susan Proud
  • Colin Gibbons
  • Timothy Hall
  • Pamela Simpson
  • Keith Simpson
  • Ian Mills
  • Maureen J Soames
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  • Mike Kell
  • Mark Hoare
  • Martin Lee
  • Rachel Harris
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  • Kirsten
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  • Mike Whybrow
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  • Gerald Harvard
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  • Jan Benton
  • Dylan England
  • David Finch
  • Travis Hansen
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  • stephen guy king
  • Eric Whitehead
  • Margaret Matthews
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  • Peter Macdiarmid
  • Karl Roberts
  • M.Mills
  • peter gaster
  • Roger Gamlin
  • Geraldine Walker
  • William Blatch
  • Michaela Proctor
  • Adam Coombs
  • Tony Roberts
  • Matthew Austin
  • Philip Toogood
  • Melusine Colwell
  • Jennifer Connell
  • Anthony Mcmullen
  • Richard Hyland
  • roy luxford
  • Frank Elliott
  • Graham du Plessis
  • Christina Gradowski
  • Daniel Rolfe
  • Cynthia Collier
  • William Christie
  • Raymond O'Donoghue
  • Jack Swan
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  • Janet Westbrook
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  • Norman Flack
  • terry edwards
  • Howard Kaye
  • Mr michael john bicker
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  • Sarah Macdonald
  • Karen Hargrave
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  • Updated: 22 Oct 2017

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