Cllr. Long said, “After expressing my disappointment last week at the fact that expenses from last year had not yet appeared on the website after a number of months, I am pleased to see that they have now been published. This is a victory for the campaign to increase openness and transparency as I feel that ratepayers have a right to have access to this information in a timely fashion.
“Looking at the figures, it is good to see that Alliance again has the lowest average claim of the 3 main parties on the Council with average claims of over £1000 less than those of UUP and DUP members. I think providing value for money especially in these difficult financial times is vital and Alliance is clearly delivering on this agenda.”