Sunderland For Transparency have learned that the Council have now approved the use of Luxury Volva S90 Hybrid’s for the Mayor and Senior Councillors.  This discovery came about after a heated exchange in the Chamber in which Tory Cllr Robert Oliver slammed the decision as a “very expensive new car for the use of only a few Councillors from the Labour Group at a time when vital services are being squeezed”.


It is noteworthy that this particular car costs £37,835 with the 'Luxury' model, which includes 19"10 spoke alloy wheels, starts from £42,035 according to figures from the Volvo website at time of printing (Council Leader pictured beside car in question).