Following my posts about Cllr Martin Heatley’s expenses claims, and the easy ride he’s been given over them, I looked up who was on the panel making the decision on the matter.
It turns out that one of them is John Vereker CBE, who happens to be the councillor for the area where I’m living. So, out of sheer curiosity, I sent him an email to ask (among other things) why overpayments of over £2,500 merit only a repayment of £200 and an apology.
Thing is, I don’t expect to get full answers, as I daresay that Cllr Vereker would not be allowed to go into some of the stuff that the council claim is to be kept from the public. But the guy has not even acknowledged receipt of my email after 10 days.
Has Cllr Vereker got something to hide? Or is he just too busy to answer a constituent’s email?