Memorial Service for LibDem Councillor
Council taxpayers have also had to pay for a memorial service for a councillor.  This is the response I got to a Freedom of Information request:-

“Further to your FOI request, the cost of the memorial service for former Councillor Maggie Clay which was held in the Council Chamber, Stockport Town Hall on 29th June 2009 amounted to £502.50. This related to printing costs for service sheets and refreshment costs which were met from the Mayoralty budget.”

They were forced to pay it back. All I remember of this councillor was when I attended the Stepping Hill Area Committee State of the Area debate, being told by Maggie Clay: “This is not a debate, Mrs Oliver.”