SNP Councillors - 2nd and 3rd Jobs

Now here's a very interesting story about an SNP councillor in North Lanarkshire.

The Times reports that Cllr Stubbs is also employed part-time by Fulton McGregor, a local SNP MSP, while holding down another job with Police Scotland.

So how does this work exactly?

Because Cllr Stubbs is paid a minimum of £19,571 for his part-time, 24 hours a week council role (I assume he's not a senior councillor) and enjoys another undisclosed public salary working for Fulton McGregor MSP.

Now that must take Cllr Stubbs up to or beyond full-time hours (34/35 per week) - yet he has another publicly paid job with Police Scotland.

All sounds very odd to me - like a repeat of the situation in Glasgow where former SNP councillor Mhairi Hunter had 3 jobs: as a senior (full-time) councillor with GCC, another as an aide to Nicola Sturgeon and a third with Greater Glasgow & Clyde Health Board.  

So who is looking out for the public interest and the public purse while all this is going on - the SNP, North Lanarkshire Council or Police Scotland?


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