County councillors vote themselves 30% pay rise

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A pay rise of 30 per cent was voted through by Cambridgeshire county councillors, more than was recommended by an independent panel.

The councillors have boosted their basic allowances from £7,933 to £10,315, while special responsibility allowances will also rise.

The amount paid to councillors will now increase from £859,840 to £936,726.

The Labour and Liberal Democrat group leaders both condemned the pay rise.

Conservative-run Peterborough City Council voted themselves a 27 per cent pay rise last year, despite the opposition parties voting against it or abstaining,

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