Last night (May 24th 2022) Ealing Labour voted through some large increases in pay for the Leader of the Council and Cabinet Portfolio holders. The Liberal Democrat Councillors on Ealing Council voted against these changes.
Liberal Democrat Councillor Gary Malcolm, Leader of the Opposition said: "Liberal Democrats say that it is wrong for Labour to massively increase the allowances for the Leader and other senior roles without any discussion with the communities of Ealing. Councillors should be paid a fair allowance for the work they do, but Labour’s proposals seem very wrong given the current cost of living crisis. It appears they are sticking their noses into the gravy boat.”