Who is the Labour Councillor who has allegedly been summoned to court for non-payment of £1,400 of Council tax?

Cllr Tom Davey writes an open letter to Cllr Moore – in conclusion he says “After mistakes in your budget sums, accepting a 1% cut in Council Tax and One-Barnet Savings, and now this scandal, surely you cannot continue in a position of leadership.”

Dear Cllr Moore,

I, like many residents in Barnet, was shocked and appalled to find that an elected member had allegedly been summonsed to court for non-payment of £1,400 of Council tax.

I find it disgraceful that any elected member should fail to pay the Council tax they owe, especially when we all know the pressure local authorities across the country face. What is even more disturbing is that it is possible this member was voting on Council tax items, and submitting questions at Council relating to Council Tax enforcement and collection methods.

What you need to do

I know you will join me in condemning these actions, but what we need is transparency and openness. I have already been contacted by several Hale residents this morning who cannot believe the alleged Labour Councillor has not been named, especially in light of recent events with Maria Miller.

For the sake of the reputation of all Councillors and in the name of transparency, and on behalf of law abiding tax-payers across Barnet, i demand that you name the Labour Councillor who has tried to dodge their obligation, and make public exactly why they thought they were different to hard working families who pay their tax.

What i will do

I will be emailing Cllr Thomas to ask that he, through the appropriate officers, investigates if the alleged Labour Councillor received any communication or treatment different to that an ordinary residents would receive when in default of Council Tax payment.

In addition, i will be starting an online petition for Barnet residents to sign, promoting openness and transparency in a democratic society by naming the alleged Councillor.

Please do the honourable thing and name the alleged Councillor. It is also clear that your position as Labour Leader is no longer tenable. After mistakes in your budget sums, accepting a 1% cut in Council Tax and One-Barnet Savings, and now this scandal, surely you cannot continue in a position of leadership.

I await your reply.

Regards,
Cllr Tom Davey

Hale Ward

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