Spending rises out of control as Mayor Palmer grows his empire
The Cambridgeshire public are being forced to pay out millions to fund Mayor Palmer’s growing empire – despite his promise to
do the opposite.
When Mayor Palmer won election less than two years ago he promised to keep the costs of his Combined Authority down to £850,000 a year.
Now, the staffing costs alone stand at an incredible £5.6 million.
Readers will remember that 2017 saw the appointment of Mayor Palmer’s friend Tom Hunt as his political assistant on a salary of more than £40,000. Then last summer Mayor Palmer’s Conservative colleague Paul Raynes was given a job paying more
Mayor Palmer himself of course earns £75,000 a year as Mayor. So within two years, more than £200,000 a year is being paid by local residents to Mayor Palmer and his friends.