Leading Conservative Councillor slams Labour-run Bury Council for using money earmarked for COVID 19 on election consultancy fees.
In a time of crisis, Bury council are paying £700 of taxpayer money per day to a consultancy firm in Herefordshire.
Councillor Nick Jones, Leader of Bury Conservatives, said: “I question the costs of this appointment and at a loss that the Council does not believe they have the skills in house to deliver an election especially as there is an Elections Manager along with a Legal & Democratic Services team with years of experience.
“Bury Council have been running elections since the 1970s, and 2021 will be no different, other than ensuring it is Covid safe.
“The Labour Council in Bury have a long history of spending hundreds of thousands in consultancy fees.
“I question the value for money aspect, I am intrigued at how the Labour Council can justify the spend, especially from Covid grants.”
Should taxpayer money really be spent on election consultants when the Council know how to run elections?