Volunteers no more — basic annual earnings for councillors are set at £19,571 but they get a greater sum for extra responsibilities
Big earners in West Dunbartonshire – Provost Douglas McAllister, Cllr Michelle McGinty, deputy leader, and Cllr Martin Rooney, council leader.
Glasgow SNP council leader Susan Aitken will be paid a salary of £58,719 this year, which is just a few thousand more than Labour’s Martin Rooney in West Dunbartonshire and LibDem, and Robin Currie in Argyll and Bute, which takes in Cardross, Helensburgh and Lomond.
Basic annual earnings for councillors are set at £19,571, but they get a greater sum with extra responsibilities including chairing committees.
Glasgow council’s new deputy leader, SNP Councillor Ricky Bell – who is also city treasurer and convener for final inclusion – will receive £43,132, which is around the same for Michelle McGinty in West Dunbartonshire.
Provost Maurice Corry of Argyll and Bute and Cllr Robin Currie, Council leader.
Douglas McAllister, the newly-appointed Provost of West Dunbartonshire, Scottish Labour Party, and Conservative Maurice Corry will receive around £44,000 for the year ahead
So-called “senior councillors”, some of whom have been elected for the first time and have little or no experience of local government, will earn around £36,000 when attendance at outside bodies are taken into account.
The amounts have been decided for the financial year of 2022 to the end of March 2023. The allowances are set out in legislation in reports that went before the council in their Church Street, Dumbarton, chambers on Wednesday..