Haringey Members' Register of Interests

I didn't get to bed this morning until past midnight so engrossed was I in studying the Register of Interests for each Haringey Council Member (sad, I know). Surprisingly, it was quite interesting and entertaining. But a minority of councillors from both parties refuse to have their interests published on-line - forcing people like me to make an appointment with the Council so I can inspect the documents in person. What do they have to hide? Not surprisingly, the ever-shifty and shifting Ron Aitken (Conservative-turned-SNP-turned-Conservative-turned-Independent-turned-ProLife-turned-Ulster Unionist-turned-Conservative-turned Lib Dem member for Crouch End) is one of those councillors keeping us in the dark. As does his superrannuated stringer pal, Cllr. John Oakes (Lib Dem, Bounds Green).

Some councillors of working age do not work. Probably because they're unemployable...

I almost fell off my chair when I discovered the intellectually-challenged Cllr. Pat Egan (Lab, Woodside) is a TEACHER. Ditto Cllr. Antonia Mallett (Lab, West Green).

And there were a couple of funny ones, too! The last question asked of councillors was to list their trade unions or professional affiliations, if any. Hilariously, Cllr. GMMH Rahman Khan (Lab, West Green) listed:

A. Freedom Pass-holder
B. Free NHS medicine
C. State pensioner

Cllr. Sheila Rainger (Lib Dem, Muswell Hill) works for the motorists' friend, the RAC. Nice and green, isn't it?

Cllr. Neil "Humourless" Williams (Lib Dem, Highgate) works for the British Beer and Pub Association. That explains the pickled nature of Lib Dem thinking on Haringey Council!

As well as the usual outside organisations that Members support (Amnesty International, Greenpeace, Oxfam etc), there are some very controversial ones, including "Dignity in Dying" (as it now calls itself) - the main group in the euthanasia lobby. Older council members like Sheila Peacock had better watch out!

1 comment:

Mash said...

Justin, I can't believe it hahahahahhahaha!

You declared that Cllr Rahman's official position held within high associations were:

"And there were a couple of funny ones, too! The last question asked of councillors was to list the trade unions or professional associations, if any, that they belong to. Hilariously", Cllr. GMMH Rahman Khan (Lab, West Green) listed:

A. Freedom pass - holder
B. Free NHS medicine
C. State pensioner

hahahhaah lol. I am a university student and hold more senior position than every single Labour and Lib Dem councillor in Haringey.... If you think that is bad, check the Labour record in Tower Hamlets- nearly every single member of the council, particularly the Labour group are all unemployable.... check their interest...... all unemployed hahahahah.

Mr Williams from Lib Dems, is that really his profession? Working for an Association? His full-time profession? Please clarify this for me?

My Bounds Green councillors do not appear to have a register for interest, why is this? Please keep me informed about your campaign to find out the truth?