22. Cllr. Alan Schofield

Labour Councillor (Barnsley/Yorkshire) Alan Schofield –At the centre of corruption allegations in 2005 after it emerged he had £17,000 worth of home improvements, including decorative double gates, new fencing, tiling, and double-glazing paid for by local taxpayers. Council tradesmen were ordered not to talk about it to anyone and not to wear council uniforms or use council vehicles while carrying out the work on his home. The scandal only emerged after opposition councillors obtained documents under the Freedom of Information Act. One such document was a letter from a council joiner who wrote: “We were told that no one else must know that we were working on that property.” http://tinyurl.com/yv2jj7

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