Braintree district: Councillor ordered to repay £302 mileage

Braintree district: Councillor ordered to repay £302 mileage

Braintree district: Councillor ordered to repay £302 mileage

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A councillor was ordered to repay £302 of wrongly claimed mileage after he was found to have used his position for financial gain.
Ron Ramage, of Graces Close, Witham, was hauled before Braintree Council’s Standards Committee which found that he breached the code of conduct by wrongly using his position to his advantage.
He was cleared of bringing the council into disrepute.
He repaid the money, which equated to 755 miles, by offsetting it against new expenses claimed between July and September this year.
Lesley Day, who was appointed by the monitoring officer, wrote a final report detailing 26 claims to the committee, which met in July.
In it she said: “Based on my investigation, I do not consider councillor Ramage’s explanations regarding over-claimed mileage and claiming for mileage for meetings where attendance was not recorded or the meeting was not traced or cancelled, acceptable in anyway."

See this week's Times for the full story. 

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6:07am Fri 14 Dec 12

brain1 says...

This is disgraceful
What political party does Cllr Rammage belong to?
This is disgraceful What political party does Cllr Rammage belong to? brain1
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4:01pm Fri 14 Dec 12

The Yellow Peril says...

Truly appalling behaviour. Does anyone trust this man now? No, didn't think so.
Truly appalling behaviour. Does anyone trust this man now? No, didn't think so. The Yellow Peril
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6:23pm Sun 16 Dec 12

OMPITA [UK] says...

Brain 1 asks “What political party does Cllr Rammage belong to?”

A complete ‘Who’s Who” breakdown of Braintree District Councillors can be seen at http://www.braintree
.gov.uk/councillors/
name
Brain 1 asks “What political party does Cllr Rammage belong to?” A complete ‘Who’s Who” breakdown of Braintree District Councillors can be seen at http://www.braintree .gov.uk/councillors/ name OMPITA [UK]
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10:09am Mon 17 Dec 12

brain1 says...

OMPITA wrote:
Brain 1 asks “What political party does Cllr Rammage belong to?”

A complete ‘Who’s Who” breakdown of Braintree District Councillors can be seen at http://www.braintree

.gov.uk/councillors/

name
Thank you Ompita
I have looked it up and see he is a Conservative Councillor the same breed as Hanningfield Was he following Hanningfileds lead on this?
However Hanningfield got jailed for his fraud.when can This councilor expect similar treatment?
[quote][p][bold]OMPITA [UK][/bold] wrote: Brain 1 asks “What political party does Cllr Rammage belong to?” A complete ‘Who’s Who” breakdown of Braintree District Councillors can be seen at http://www.braintree .gov.uk/councillors/ name[/p][/quote]Thank you Ompita I have looked it up and see he is a Conservative Councillor the same breed as Hanningfield Was he following Hanningfileds lead on this? However Hanningfield got jailed for his fraud.when can This councilor expect similar treatment? brain1
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