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Cllr Paul Bettison hits back following big backlash over leader's expenses

Published: 4 Jul 2013 09:006 comments

THE leader of Bracknell Forest Council has hit back at public criticism of the £3,500 he claimed in expenses on food and drink, following the News's exclusive story last week.

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THE leader of Bracknell Forest Council has hit back at public criticism of the £3,500 he claimed in expenses on food and drink, following the News's exclusive story last week.

However, it has also been revealed Cllr Bettison is paid £21,000 plus allowances for his work with the Local Government Alliance.

Cllr Bettison said: "Expenses are not income, it's to put you back financially where you were."

For the full story, buy a copy of this week's Bracknell News, out today for just 60p.

What do YOU think? Is Cllr Bettison right that he should be reimbursed? Send your letters to letters@bracknellnews.co.uk

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