I see on BBC London News today that someone from the Taxpayers’ Alliance would like councillors to fill in timesheets to. I should be happy to do so.
For the record I spend an average of 2-3 hours daily dealing with emails and phone calls coming from Council officers, constituents and several outside organisations. This includes weekends. On average I attend four meetings of Council committees and working parties at about 2- 3 hours duration each; some are longer than this. Whenever possible I attend outside meetings on Health and Community matters.Then you could add the preparation time before each meeting.
I reckon my working week lasts about 30+ hours all told. Well, I am retired and a front bencher, so I’m not complaining. I am not by any stretch of the imagination unique in this degree of time commitment.