Haringey Council ordered to stop funding political propaganda

The Hornsey Journal reports:

A council magazine has been scolded by a spending watchdog for flogging “party political views” at the expense of taxpayers.

Auditors Grant Thornton has now ordered Labour run Haringey Council to change the wording it uses in Haringey People – a magazine sent to residents six times a year – to stop confusing fact with its political stance.

The action by the district auditor comes as the opposing Liberal Democrats persist with their campaign against the publication, which sets residents back almost £145,000 a year.

Lib Dem leader Cllr Richard Wilson said: “I was very concerned that the council continued to use this magazine to peddle political points at residents’ expense and I asked that officials investigate.”

Good work Richard.

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