Four Leeds councillors have been taken to court over non-payment of council tax and made subject to liability orders to settle outstanding bills over the last two years.

Leeds City Council initially refused to provide any information about councillors in arrears but has now partially relented and disclosed limited details in response to a Freedom of Information (FOI) request.

However, the authority has only identified two of the four – Labour Headingley ward councillor Jonathan Pryor and party colleague Ghulam Hussain, who represents Roundhay.

Reported by the Yorkshire Evening Post. You can read the full story here. 

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