Whatever happened to leadership by example?

It seems our councillors are happy to vote our council tax bills up into the stratosphere but are less keen to pay up themselves.

Their reasons for non-payment make a mockery of the system – none of them are valid. I mean… “Forgetfulness”?

It’s a shame we don’t have a breakdown of late- or non-payers by political party.

Fortunately, 2017 is an election year and those of you who live in Wales have a chance to vote out this dead weight.

Remember, nothing ever changed for the better by being allowed to stay the way it was.

FOR CLARITY: A reader who is a councillor in Wales has pointed out that the majority of councillors are honest and community minded, hardworking people who should not be tarnished by the actions of a tiny minority.

Hundreds of notices over unpaid council tax have been sent to councillors in the past six years, figures have shown.

Since 2011, nearly 400 reminders have been sent to councillors in arrears – some by more than £1,000.

Reasons given for failing to pay included illness, family problems and forgetfulness.

Source: Hundreds of council tax arrears notices sent to councillors – BBC News

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