Legal proceedings have been launched against former Leicestershire County Council leader David Parsons to recover £1,500 he still owes the authority.
Officials at County Hall say Mr Parsons has stopped
paying monthly installments to clear the costs of 26 trips he made using
the council’s chauffeur-driven car during his nine-year stint as
leader. The trips were deemed “not sufficiently connected” to his role as leader after an investigation by officers.
found two more trips were deemed to be inappropriate for the use of the
council chauffeur, because of the short distances involved. He has now stood down from being UKIP's candidate for N.W.L. CC elections.
Mr. Parsons said: “I don’t think North West Leicestershire was the seat for me.
“There will be other opportunities”
He did not say where he might stand.