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Tory minister: local councillors must be independent of means

Brandon Lewis, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, gives his reasoning for the decision to bar local councillors from the Local Government Pension Scheme

Robust local scrutiny of council spending requires councillors to be substantively independent of means

I wonder if there’s any evidence of councillors not being robust because they’ve had pension rights.

Interestingly, this requirement does not apply to Boris Johnson, who gets to keep his pension rights because he’s full-time.

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