As it’s legally required to do, the Vale of Glamorgan Council has published details of the expenses and salaries that it paid to members in the financial year 2015/16.
The highest earner on the council is Cllr Neil Moore the Leader of the Labour Party on the council who received £48,000 a year .
Cllr Stuart Egan who is currently the Vale of Glamorgan Mayor was Deputy Leader in the year in question and received £33,500.
The additional salary he received as Deputy leader will, in the current year, be being paid to Cllr Lis Burnett who succeeded Cllr Egan in the Deputy Leader role when Cllr Egan was appointed Mayor. Cllr Egan will this year have received the Mayoral Allowance. The current 2016/17 salaries and allowances will be published next year.
The figures show that 19 councillors receive more than the basic salary of £13,299 per annum because they receive “senior salaries” or “civic salaries” on top.