Newly reported statistics uncovered by SFT from Sunderland Council’s website shows a shocking trend of Cllr’s poor attendance to committee meetings.  The ground-breaking figures include:

 

·         Labour Cllr Neil MacKnight-

o   Corporate Parenting Board- 0% attendance

 

·         Labour Cllr Susan Watson

o   Corporate Parenting Board- 0% attendance

 

·         Labour Cllr Linda Williams

o   Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education- 20% attendance

 

·         Labour Cllr Geoff Walker-

o   Development Control (Hetton, Houghton and Washington) Sub-Committee- 22% attendance.

 

·         Labour Cllr Rebecca Atkinson-

o   Human Resources Committee- 33% attendance

 

An SFT spokesman said “This is a slap in the face of every Sunderland taxpayer.  These Council fatcat’s gladly pocket salary and benefits but cannot be bothered to turn up to meetings half the time”.