Salford British National Party can today reveal the true, total cost of the up keeping and running of Labour ‘dead leg’ £69,000 a year Mayor Ian Stewart.
When Mr Stewart isn’t travelling round in his motor home, the city council are employing a democratic service assistant, of a grade G pay at the top end of the scale valued at £21,519.
The role is to chauffeur the mayor around, as and when he requires a lift.
The Jaguar used to transport Stewart has the personalised number plate of ‘RJ1’ the letters RJ are those for Salford registrations, and therefore the council claim the personalised plate is an appropriate number for the city’s first citizen.
The posh run around is hired from Arval Limited in Swindon at an annual cost of £8,047.54.
Stewart, who according to the council is Salford’s first citizen. The executive taxi is available for use by him 7 days a week and at any time, and when he is not using it, the council use it as a pick up vehicle, using it to drop off and collect items the mayor may need to use (i.e. Dinner!!).
Its also been established that the deputy mayor David Lancaster ,when attending events with his boss, will not have to travel in the same car, so a second taxi along with chauffeur is on stand by.
Fuel costs for the year are said to be £2,143.11 again paid by the taxpayer.
Salford British National Party spokesman acting Northwest Regional Organiser said “This is more additional cost to the taxpayer for the mayors cabinet, he has a fat wage, a deputy mayor who has doubled his wage up to £45,000, a Labour spin doctor on £64,000 to spin lies for him, and if that isn’t enough 13 assistant mayors getting a minimum of £3,000 each to do the job of the mayor, so back to my comments I have said in the past, The Labour Party say we are all in this together, yes some more than others say the BNP, you do the maths, Salford Labour is very costly”
To contact Salford British National Party email Salford@bnp.org.uk or write to BNP, PO Box 16, Salford, M6 7PT.