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2:25pm 5th February 2013
A controversial twenty percent pay rise that Cornish councillors awarded themselves, could be overturned.
The former Leader of Cornwall Council, Alec Robertson, has proposed a motion to scrap the increase due in May.
It will be debated by officials in a meeting at County Hall next week.
In October, councillors voted by 42 votes to 29 to raise allowances from from £12,128 to £14,600 per year.
Councillor Alex Folkes voted against the increase. Writing on his blog, he said: "Because the vote next Tuesday involves overturning a decision, the signatures of 20 councillors were needed to get it onto the agenda. What is surprising are the names of some of those who signed up.
"An incredible ten signatories were absent from the meeting when the vote was taken.
"If all the councillors who have signed this motion had been present and voted against the rise in allowances back in October, then this debate would not be necessary. But then, this is just one more example of the shambles that the Conservatives and Independents have got Cornwall into."
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