No surprise the DUP want to retain double jobbing!
Sinn Féin MLA Cathal Boylan, said there will be no surprise that the DUP want to cling on to their policy of ‘double-jobbing’ given all the perks they have availed of.
Speaking from the Assembly today Mr Boylan said;
“The DUP’s opposition to the Private Members Bill passing through the Assembly today which seeks to end the process of elected representatives ‘double-jobbing’ won’t really surprise anyone, given the controversy that surrounded that party during the recent expenses scandal.
Sinn Féin is committed to phasing out dual-mandates, as late as this evening my party colleague Alex Maskey announced his stepping down as a Belfast City Councillor. This will be followed by others very shortly.
The ending of double-jobbing will not only prevent elected representatives serving in various forums at one time but it will also allow greater opportunity for women and young people to enter into elected politics and bring all that that will entail along with them.
So I would call on the DUP to give the people an explanation as to why they object to ending double-jobbing.” CRÍOCH