Scrapped Greater Manchester Police Authority holds party at 5-star hotel

The Manchester Evening News reports:

Members of Greater Manchester’s axed police authority are to toast their own demise – with a taxpayer-funded bash at the five-star Lowry Hotel.

About 100 people are expected for a three-course meal at the swish city-centre venue to mark the scrapping of the authority.

Set up to hold Greater Manchester Police to account, it will make way for the region’s first elected police commissioner in November.

Well, that’s one way for the (Labour-run) body to spend money…

UPDATE: The dinner has now been axed (though may still cost some money).

* Mark Pack is Party President and is the editor of Liberal Democrat Newswire.

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5 Comments

  • Mister_Ennui 18th Aug '12 - 1:54pm

    Hardly a “Labour-run” body.

    There are eight Labours members of the GMPA out of a total of nineteen. The remainder consist of 9 independents, 1 Conservative and 1 Lib Dem. The Chair of the GMPA is a Labour member, but the party do not have a majority.

  • Richard Dean 18th Aug '12 - 6:12pm

    Won’t many opf them be re-employed by the Commissioner? The job continues, and they probably know a bit about how to do it.

  • Tony Dawson 20th Aug '12 - 6:59pm

    @Mister_Ennui :

    “There are eight Labours members of the GMPA out of a total of nineteen.”

    If you do not know which of the ‘independents’ are totally in the pocket of the Labour chair then you know nothing at all about politics in Greater Manchester. This is a Labour-run body. Full stop.

  • Mister_Ennui 20th Aug '12 - 8:01pm

    Tony Dawson, I assume that you have evidence to back up that assertion? Please share it.

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