Allowances cut plan voted through by Tewkesbury councillors

Tewkesbury Borough Council offices
Image caption Councillors voted the proposal through on Thursday evening

The highest paid district councillors in Gloucestershire have voted to cut their basic allowances.

Tewkesbury Borough Council pays an allowance of £9,000 pa to its councillors - more than twice the rate of Cotswold District Council.

The new basic allowance of £7,200, which starts after the May elections, will remain in force for four years.

The borough council is run by a coalition between the Liberal Democrats and the Conservatives.

There are also three independent councillors and one non-aligned member.

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