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Browsing the "Expenses" Tag

Goodwill’s Shameful Expenses Claim

Penny-pinching Scarborough & Whitby MP Robert Goodwill submitted a claim to the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) for just 1p. The miserly MP’s claim, dated 15th June 2017, was filed under Office Costs > Constituency Office Telephone Usage/Rental with the [...]

August 1, 2018 Misc

Two-Faced Tory Toadie Talking Twaddle!

Scarborough & Whitby’s most well known expenses fiddler, Robert Goodwill MP, came out for David Cameron’s EU Referendum Remain campaign in April on Yorkshire Coast Radio. Personally I’ve come down on the side of remain but I know many of [...]

May 24, 2016 Misc

“Non Est Mea Culpa!”

In a satirical spirit, the North Yorks Enquirer presents the fortieth in a continuing series of so-called  “Photoons” – cartoons developed from digital photographs – highlighting the more amusing aspects of current affairs in North Yorkshire and beyond. Readers are [...]

May 4, 2015 Photoons

A Poisoned Challen?

The Scarborough & Whitby Labour Party are currently holding hustings to select their Prospective Parliamentary Candidate (PPC) for the May 2015 General Election. Top of the list appears to be local Labour Party leader, Colin Challen. Challen was formerly Labour [...]

September 23, 2014 Misc

Secret Scarborough Council Officer Pay Rise?

The North Yorks Enquirer has had an anonymous tip off that all five senior officers at Scarborough Borough Council (SBC) have received a large pay rise around the start of the year. The pay rise is reputed to be worth [...]

July 28, 2014 Scarborough Borough Council

Sinclaire Charge Spells Trouble For Robert Goodwill?

Former MEP, Nikki Sinclaire, was yesterday charged with Misconduct In Public Office and Money Laundering following a 29 month investigation into alleged expenses fraud by West Midlands Police. Miss Sinclaire was arrested on the 22nd February 2012. The Daily Mail [...]

July 24, 2014 Misc

Council Pays Mileage of £19.67 Per Mile!

On Tuesday 22nd July the Resources Scrutiny Committee of Scarborough Borough Council (SBC) meets to discuss the Council’s Officer Car Allowance Scheme. The scheme, which has been in operation for over 20 years, pays £963 per annum to SBC Officers [...]

July 17, 2014 Scarborough Borough Council

Real Whitby, Private Eye, the BBC and the faceless Public Servants

Real Whitby, Private Eye, the BBC and the faceless Public Servants IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST Following a nine-month long in-depth BBC ‘legal eagle’ scrutiny of our numerous reports on Real Whitby regarding evidence of corruption in North Yorkshire, on Monday [...]

February 11, 2014 North York Moors National Park Authority, North Yorkshire County Council, North Yorkshire Police, Scarborough Borough Council

Anonymous Payback Councillors Exposed

A recent article highlighted a mileage repayment from County Councillor David Jeffels (Seamer & Derwent Valley Ward). It was established that Cllr Jeffels attended a ‘Conservative Away Day’ meeting on the 17th October 2011 at the ‘Leeming Bar Hotel’ and [...]

October 27, 2013 North Yorkshire County Council

Payback Time For Anonymous Conservative Councillors

Hambleton District Council Regular readers may remember an article about Councillors at Hambleton District Council (HDC) and the free Broadband connection they receive as elected members. Through FOI requests, we established that eighteen of the forty four elected district Councillors [...]

September 27, 2013 Hambleton District Council, North Yorkshire County Council