Sir Peter Soulsby told a pay panel that the salary for the post of city mayor should reflect its "symbolic importance" and attract a suitable successor, it has been revealed.Well, frankly, I’d say its ‘symbolic importance’ is now about £400 worth, since most of our laws are handed down by Brussels…
And his deputy mayor, Rory Palmer, said his post had a greater "power and influence" than that of an MP and should merit a wage of between 75 and 80 per cent of the mayor's salary.The greed and arrogance of these people knows no bounds, does it?
In his meeting, Sir Peter said his role was very different to that of the former leader in terms of public expectation.Really? Only if he counts going to parties and catered functions as ‘work’….
He also noted that while an MP had significant influence an elected mayor had more direct power. He said he worked up to 70 hours each week.