Letter: Who will pay for libraries judicial review?

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It has been announced this week that Lincolnshire County Council have been ordered by the courts to pay all the fees incurred during the Judicial Review over library cuts.

Will this be another kick in the teeth for hard pressed council tax payers, on top of the money wasted by Lincolnshire County Council on an illegal consultation, and the money wasted on a barrister and other costs defending the illegal consultation?

The ruling Tory executive was told repeatedly that the consultation was flawed, but they refused to listen. This is the same Conservative Party that prides itself on telling us all that they are the party of low taxation, and the most efficient at running local services.

I suggest that now is the time for Martin Hill, Nick Worth et al to put their money where their mouth is and pay all the unnecessarily wasted money back to the taxpayer from their own pockets.

If they are not prepared to do this then they are not fit to hold office and should resign.

Andrew Bowell

Burchnall Close,
Deeping St James