Local authorities across the country have spent over £4.5million since 2015 on cars for mayors’ usage.
Mayors and council chairmen and women often fulfil ceremonial duties within their local authority and serve as the ‘first citizen’. Yet these generally mundane and little cared-for functions do not require the purchasing or leasing of luxury vehicles to convey minor politicians.
Local authorities should encourage civic leaders to use their own method of transport and sell-off surplus vehicles: almost 40 per cent of all councils did not own or lease a mayoral car over the last three years.
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