We object to NCC granting legal cost indemnity.

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A call has been made to look again at the decision for Northumberland taxpayers to foot the legal bills of two senior councillors and the chief executive in a row with a property developer. At last week’s meeting of the county council’s cabinet, members unanimously approved legal indemnities for leader Peter Jackson, chief executive Daljit Lally and cabinet member for planning John Riddle. They would be capped at £10,000 initially and would also not apply if ‘their actions were fraudulent, deliberately wrong or reckless or not authorised by the council’, among other restrictions. We object to the taxpayers in Northumberland having to pay the legal costs, by indemnity. The officer and members if as claimed have behaved appropriately and within their powers will already be covered by the councils insurance. Please sign this petition to let them know we have had enough. 

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