Tag Archives: O’Connell

O’Connell: “I wouldn’t be so silly to take £500 per day”

Steve O’Connell, the London Assembly Member for Croydon and Sutton once dubbed Britain’s highest paid councillor by the Daily Mail, has told Inside Croydon that “even I would not be so silly as to take £500 a day”, following a … Continue reading

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London AM Steve O’Connell does a runner from Twitter

Just days after he was re-elected with a massively reduced majority as the London Assembly Member for Croydon and Sutton, Steve O’Connell, Britain’s most over-paid local councillor, has done a runner from Twitter. Since O’Connell likes to place himself above … Continue reading

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Candidate has second worst attendance record at Town Hall

£2,634.11 That’s the average cost to Croydon’s Council Tax-payers for the presence at each official council, cabinet or committee meeting attended in the past 12 months by Steve “Britain’s most overpaid local councillor” O’Connell. It was revealed at last night’s … Continue reading

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Folly of a debate sees dour O’Connell bat out his innings

Croydon got its own version of the election hustings this week for its London Assembly candidates. ANDREW PELLING was one of the few who went along to Folly’s End Sixty-five assorted political activists, journalists and council officers rather rattled around … Continue reading

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Assembly candidate O’Connell doesn’t care who runs libraries

ANDREW PELLING gets some conflicting answers from candidates at Croydon and Sutton election hustings Steve O’Connell, the Conservatives’ London Assembly candidate, shocked a Croydon election hustings meeting when he told them that he does not care who runs public libraries. … Continue reading

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Steve O’Connell took gift from cricket fixer Majeed

Steve O’Connell, Britain’s most overpaid local councillor, in 2008 accepted a gift from Mazhar Majeed, the sports agent who last November was sentenced to 20 months in prison for his part in the Pakistan Test cricket spot-fixing scandal. O’Connell, ward … Continue reading

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Boris, O’Connell and the search for the missing Tramlink

CROYDON COMMENTARY: The borough’s London Assembly Member, Steve O’Connell, is becoming a bit of a laughing stock, even among his Tory colleagues at City Hall. ANDREW PELLING reports on why Britain’s most overpaid local councillor must be feeling on the … Continue reading

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