Blackburn council leader criticised over job comments

A COUNCILLOR has hit out at council leader Kate Hollern after she said she would be looking for a new job in the future having quit her role at Blackburn College.

As reported in the Lancashire Telegraph yesterday, Coun Hollern, 57, had taken early retirement to concentrate on dealing cuts to Blackburn with Darwen Council’s budget.

Coun Hollern, who earns £22,700 as leader of the council, said: “I shall eventually be looking for another day job. I have to live.”

But Sudell councillor Paul Browne said he was angry at her comments, which he said implied £22,700 was not enough to live on. He said: “If she can’t manage on £22,700 then there is something wrong with her. I know people in Darwen who are on £12,000 a year and less for full-time jobs. Now that is struggling.

Coun Hollern was yesterday unavailable for comment.

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5:35pm Fri 18 Jan 13

phil kernot says...

She's like a pig in a trough just wants more and more
She's like a pig in a trough just wants more and more phil kernot

9:12pm Fri 18 Jan 13

retired one says...

If she can't manage on £22700 a year. She should think about what us pensioners have to manage on after working for 45 years.
If she can't manage on £22700 a year. She should think about what us pensioners have to manage on after working for 45 years. retired one

7:58am Sat 19 Jan 13

Sick of rip off says...

£22,700 as the leader of the council is an outrage, you can earn more working at Tesco or Asda. Surely this figure is incorrect.
£22,700 as the leader of the council is an outrage, you can earn more working at Tesco or Asda. Surely this figure is incorrect. Sick of rip off

10:26am Sat 19 Jan 13

Mon says...

The college was her day job with the £22700 she gets from the council classed as part time. Not bad is it.
The college was her day job with the £22700 she gets from the council classed as part time. Not bad is it. Mon

3:41pm Sat 19 Jan 13

phil kernot says...

Sick of rip off wrote:
£22,700 as the leader of the council is an outrage, you can earn more working at Tesco or Asda. Surely this figure is incorrect.
Your a clown if you think people get £22,700 p/a working for Asda , are you related to her lol
[quote][p][bold]Sick of rip off[/bold] wrote: £22,700 as the leader of the council is an outrage, you can earn more working at Tesco or Asda. Surely this figure is incorrect.[/p][/quote]Your a clown if you think people get £22,700 p/a working for Asda , are you related to her lol phil kernot

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