Bedfordshire – Expenses and Allowances

Kevin Carroll – British Freedom Party

Mr Carroll has no public offices or appointments known to TopOfTheCops.

Olly Martins – Labour Party

Mr Martins has no recent public offices or appointments known to TopOfTheCops. He is believed to be the same Oliver Martins who was Deputy Leader of the Labour group on Liverpool City Council till 2003, representing Netherley Ward. He is also described as having worked with Victim Support, and as an MP’s assistant. More precision on the roles, dates and the employer for both of these would be useful.

Liverpool City Council publish details from 2003-4 giving just over one month’s of Cllr Martins claims.

Details from the previous 3 years have been provided after a request from TopOfTheCops and, as full years, these will be taken as the reference point, in this case the years 2000/1, 2001/2 and 2002/3. They show claims for Basic Allowance of £7,763.78, £8,057.47 and £8,584.18 respectively, and of Special Responsibility Allowance of £1,121.45, Nil and £5,416.69 respectively. There was no payment in any of the years for travel or subsistence.

This gives Olly Martins total income from these posts of £8,885.23 in 2000/01, £8,057.47 in 2001/2, and £14,000.97 in 2002/3.

Jasbir Parmar – Conservative Party

Mr Parmar was a Councillor in Bedford until June 2009, which is just over two months of our standard April 2009-May 2012 period. Details from the previous 3 years have been provided after a request from TopOfTheCops and, as full years, these will be taken as the reference point, in this case the years 2006/7, 2007/8 and 2008/9.

Bedford City Council have him claiming a Basic of £4,282.74, £4,809.32 and £5,007.42 for each of those years, and Special Responsibility Allowance of £1,708.08 and £1,148.92 in the last two full years. There was also one payment of ‘arrears’ of £104.11, which the Council say could include travel and subsistence. Other Councillors also have an ‘arrears’ payment, and no other expenses claims have been provided for Mr Parmar or any other Councillor.

While he works in a Post Office, Mr Parmar has no public offices or appointments known to TopOfTheCops.

This gives Jasbir Parmar total income from this post of £4,282.74 in 2006/7, £6,621.51 in 2007/8, and £6,156.34 in 2008/9.

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3 Responses to Bedfordshire – Expenses and Allowances

  1. Retired says:

    What point are you trying to make here then

  2. Chris W Drew says:

    Well done on the enormous amount of research done here – I hate to rain on your parade, but does any of it really mean much?

    Surely the real (but, sadly, less tangible) issue is whether the candidates actually earned the money they took. Did they perform? A really effective PCC (but one who canes the expenses) gets my vote, over someone who spends nothing and does nothing.

    Unfair?

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