15
May
09

councillor gibson is top of the class when it comes to expenses

'Caught! Who's paying for that Ernest?'

'Caught! Who's paying for that Ernest?'

Over the last 2 days Mr Monkey has revealed how Conservative group leader David Potts, and his colleague Jeff Milburn have milked the expenses system by pocketing nearly £7,000 in just 12 months. CLICK HERE and HERE.

Today Mr Monkey can reveal that screwing the expenses system is not exclusively a Tory thing. It seems that the local Labour party were keen to get in on the act; they have the greediest bastard of them all.

According to figures released earlier this week, Labour councillor Ernest Gibson, who represents Whiteleas, tops the list when it comes to expense claims. In 2008 – 09 he claimed nearly £5, 000 for travel, hotels and subsistence – that’s almost £100 a week. 

Councillor Gibson who is renowned for his love of freebies and can more often than not be found downing large quantities of alcohol and stuffing his ample frame at the buffet table – all funded by the taxpayer - claimed £3,431 in travel expenses and £1,500 for hotels and meals.  

It seems councillor Gibson’s appetite for all things free and his desire to screw the system knows no bounds, but then Mr Monkey reckons he’ll tell the public that it’s all within the rules – so isn’t it time the rules were changed Ernest?


3 Responses to “councillor gibson is top of the class when it comes to expenses”


  1. 1 Colonel Parker
    16/05/2009 at 07:51

    One of Councillor Gibson’s many nick names around the “Toon” is “Elvis”.

    By my reckoning then, that’s a lot of peanut butter sandwiches and burgers.

  2. 2 The Scunner Campbell
    16/05/2009 at 16:23

    Gibson is also a regular face at local Unison meetings. Wonder what the perks are for attending that? Anyone out there know?

  3. 01/06/2011 at 09:42

    Hm, I wondered why he always asked for receipts while drinking in my pub.


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