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Gravesham council scrapping joint chief exec is “madness”

PUBLISHED: 10:07 12 September 2012

The previous leader of Gravesham Council says the proposal to scrap sharing a chief executive with Tonbridge and Malling is “sheer madness”.

Currently David Hughes divides his time between the two councils, with each contributing £59,000 to his salary.

Under new proposals, Gravesham will reportedly employ a sole chief executive.

Cllr Michael Snelling, whose administration set up the joint position a year ago, will challenge the decision at a council meeting next week.

He said: “Having a shared chief exec worked very well so why change it and waste taxpayers’ cash?”


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