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Robert Oxley of the TaxPayers’ Alliance said: “Councillors can claim generous allowances which are there to cover the expenses of the civic role they’re elected to do.

“If local politicians aren’t taking an active part in council democracy then taxpayers will rightly question why they are paying for them.

“Councillors are more than just votes for political parties, they are there to represent residents and they can’t claim to do that credibly if they’re not contributing.”

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