PUBLISHED: 06:30 05 March 2018 | UPDATED: 06:52 05 March 2018 Cliff Jordan, Conservative leader of Norfolk County Council. Pic: Norfolk Conservatives. Norfolk Conservatives Conservative Norfolk county councillors were advised not to reveal if they decided not to claim a controversial allowances increase or if they had donated their extra money to charity. The chamber at Norfolk County Council. Pic: Dan Grimmer This newspaper emailed all 84 councillors to ask if they had accepted the increase and whether they intended to donate it to charity or to community projects. A number of councillors, including council leader Cliff Jordan and others from across the political spectrum at County Hall, had previously indicated they would make donations to charity. But only a handful of Conservative councillors responded to our request, after Mr Jordan sent his party colleagues an email advising them not to reply. In the message, Mr Jordan wrote: “I would advise that you do not reply to … [Read more...] about Revealed: What did your Norfolk county councillor do with their allowance increase?
PUBLISHED: 15:23 08 January 2018 | UPDATED: 15:24 08 January 2018 The leaders of the political groups at Norfolk County Council. Cliff Jordan (Conservatives and council leader), Dan Roper (Liberal Democrats) and Steve Morphew (Labout). Photo: Norfolk Conservatives/submitted/Denise Bradley Norfolk Conservatives/submitted/Denise Bradley Norfolk county councillors have voted to stick with a controversial move to increase their allowances by 10.5pc - but how did your councillor vote? Before Christmas, Norfolk county councillors voted, by 39 votes to 26 with two abstentions, to increase their basic allowance from £9,401 to £10,500 a year. But Labour and the Liberal Democrats triggered today’s extraordinary meeting with a motion that the Conservative-led council should reverse the decision. However, the council voted, by 36 votes to 28, to reject the motion and stick with the increase. Cliff Jordan, Conservative leader of the council, said councillors needed to be … [Read more...] about How did your Norfolk county councillor vote in the allowances debate?