Torbay’s councillors have responded in impressive fashion to the Herald Express plea for their mass resignation.
Editor Brendan Hanrahan urged them all to step down in a front page missive following council tax rises and an increase in members’ allowances.
He said: “The people of Torbay are perplexed and some are apoplectic with rage.”
The paper contacted all but eight of the elected members, and although some declined to comment, the others were more than happy to respond.
Among the comments given to reporters were:
There were some supportive messages for the editor – but not many. They included:
Click here to find out what Brendan said to incur the councillors’ wrath.
He got to work on the story after a rise in council tax of 10.1 per cent for the year, and a 35 per cent increase in councillor allowances – for which a working party has now been set up to look at ways of reducing the amount.
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