We have just received word that following on from Andrew Barkers shock de-selection by local Liberal Democrats prior to the May 2011 election that Brian Cleasby will not be seeking re-election when his term ends in 2014!
Cleasby does not even live in Horsforth and never has!
The old age pensioner was once dubbed one of "Britain’s most well-travelled council officials" by The Times, when they revealed that as well as trips to Beijing and Hangzhou taxpayers also stumped up £4,832 for Cleasby and his wife, Jo, to fly business class to Durban, the South African city that is twinned with Leeds and renowned for its warm climate and surf.!
In the year to March 2012 Cleasby received a staggering £16,158.21 in allowances....