Liverpool’s Lib Dem leader is calling for Mayor Joe Anderson to pay back £89,000 of public money used to cover his legal fees for an employment tribunal.

Mayor Anderson recently went to an industrial employment tribunal after he was dismissed from Chesterfield High School in Crosby.

It came after he was given £4,500-a-year in paid time off from Chesterfield High School, where he had worked as a learning mentor, when he took up the role of city council leader on a full-time basis in 2010.

Reported by the Liverpool Echo. You can read the full story here. 

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  1. I’m never surprised these days re: the lengths to which junior persons (i.e. the whole of the city council in this case) will go to protect the person holding the whip hand over their future careers. In this case, it reeks of corporate dishonesty – because not one person had the courage to break ranks, stand proud and say, “This is WRONG,”

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