Sep 01 2013

Something Fishy Going on Harrow’s Labour Group(s)?

labour_roseSeems something fishy might be going on at both Harrow Labour group and Harrow Independent Labour group this week. We’ve heard from a source close to the action that two of the three admin/support staff at Harrow Labour group have left their jobs within the group, and have now been recruited at the Independent Labour group instead. No word on the third person – whether he/she has also gone isn’t clear.

But how can this be? We understand that at least one of those affected was on a salary of some £40,000; yet other figures we’ve seen would suggest that the ILG only have a budget of £27,000 for support staff. Either they’ve moved across at rock-bottom salaries, or there’s something else going on we don’t know about. Have the ILG unearthed a crock of gold at the end of the rainbow?

The reasons? Not entirely clear if they were sacked, resigned, ended their contracts or what. There is a rumour that they might have been fingered for some leaks from the Labour group to the Independent Labour group, but that’s unconfirmed at the moment.

Still, with Cllr Sachin Shah (@SachRShah on Twitter) continuously blaming “the cuts” for just about everything bad in Harrow, maybe they’re just affected like everyone else.

Watch this space. Something tells me there’s more to come in the next few weeks between these two groups.

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  1. 4Democracy

    Sounds very fishy and £40k is/was a hell of a salary
    Incidentally why don’t all I labour councillors publish on the council web site where or indeed if they hold surgeries? Councillors Stoodley , James, Asante, Omar and Dharmarajah make no mention whilst Councillors Ismail, Khalid and Idaikkader hold theirs in libraries
    This doesn’t make them very accessible to their constituents, is there a reason for this???

  2. Concerned Harrovian

    Just read that Husain Akhtar is to stand as a councillor in Wealdstone. Will he be canvassing for votes in his swimsuit? He appears to be fascinated by councillors in bathing apparel

    In view of the poll on this website I would not rate his chances.

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