Another Not The Barnet Times Exclusive!
With less than a day to go before the European Elections, Not The Barnet Times can exclusively reveal that Conservative EU Candidate Marina Yannakoudakis will waive her council allowances if she is elected to the European Parliament.
Marina told the Barnet Press that if she gets elected tomorrow she will continue to serve as a ward councillor until next year thereby avoiding an expensive by-election. If anyone thinks Marina will be taking on too much, they clearly haven’t met her! In any event, when John Marshall was first elected MP for Hendon South in 1987, he continued as an MEP until 1989 and nobody complained about that.
Anyone who has served on a committee under Marina's chairmanship, as I have, will vouch for her ruthless efficiency and boundless energy. There is no doubt that she will be able to combine the tasks of councillor and MEP effortlessly.
Cynics amongst you might suggest that with an MEP’s salary Marina can readily afford to give up her council allowances, but that would be an unfair criticism given that there are several councillors we can all name who would grab as many allowances as they could fit into their toughs without a moment’s hesitation.
Politicians are a pretty discredited bunch at the moment so we should give credit to Marina who recognises that taxpayers are not a bottomless pit of money.
Unlike Lord Tebbit who called for a boycott of the major parties, Not The Barnet Times has no hesitation in urging all its readers to vote Conservative on Thursday and elect Marina Yannakoudakis as one of London’s MEPs.