Not in the real world
Mike Fisher was not alone among Croydon’s senior Conservative councillors in looking at claiming a secret increase in his allowances.
And at the front of the queue for a bigger hand-out at the expense of Council Tax-payers was Steve O’Connell, the Kenley councillor and London Assembly Member for Sutton and Croydon.
O’Connell was dubbed Britain’s most overpaid local councillor when he was banking £118,000 a year from Croydon Town Hall and City Hall. Clearly, that was not enough for O’Connell, a close aide to Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London.
Now O’Connell and three other greedy Croydon Tories had admitted that they enquired about getting a bigger wedge of public cash, though none of them followed-through to collect it, as Fisher did with damning consequences for his and his party’s political prospects.
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