Merseyside councillors' allowances revealed
MERSEYSIDE councillors' pay has been revealed in a survey by lobby group the Taxpayers' Alliance.
Liverpool councillors are the highest paid with basic allowances of £10,077, followed by the Wirral with pay at £9,171.
Knowsley is third with £8,825, but Sefton fell in the pay league after councillors took a 5% cut to £8,520.
Halton councillors are paid an allowance of £8,004, while St Helens is lowest with £7,386.
All councils other than Sefton frooze councillors' allowances this year, and all compare favourably with Manchester and Birmingham where basic levels stand at more than £16,000.
It's fashionable to knock the pay of elected representatives, but if you look at the amount of case work that many councillors deal with I think you'd find most are not over paid at all.