Previously, councillors in Newry and Mourne Council faced calls for them to be barred from office, by the UUP’s Danny Kennedy, after the Local Government Auditor[LGA] accused them of wilful misconduct. [I’m trying to find an update] Now the LGA has instructed serving and former councillors on Fermanagh Council to pay a £38,178 surcharge and this time, according to the BBC report, the UUP have denied that the councillors are guilty of any wrongdoing – an appeal against the LGA ruling may be imminent.Feel free to consult any previous comments you may have made on the topic of surcharges and fitness for office at this post.
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