Published: 04/07/2012 15:25 - Updated: 06/07/2012 11:13

Highland Council: how much did your councillor claim?

Highland CouncilHIGHLAND Council has released the amount of expenses claimed by its councillors in the last financial year.

Sutherland councillor Linda Munro was the biggest claimant overall in 2011-12 for expenses and lodged a £15,041 bill, £8,000 of which was for travel.

Former council leader Michael Foxley was the next highest with £14,937 and more than £9,000 was mileage payments made to the Lochaber veteran.

Third highest claim was paid to the retired transport, environmental and community services committee chairman John Laing who received £14,304. The roads boss from Skye aptly had the biggest travel expenses total at £10,150.

The lowest claiming councillor was Inverness Ness-side’s Alasdair Christie who for the second year in a row did not seek any expenses on top of his £19,962 salary as the former vice-chairman of the housing and social work committee.

The Liberal Democrat, who is also the manager of Inverness Citizens Advice Bureau, said it was a personal decision because he received enough money from his salary.

Click below to see the full list of salaries and expenses.

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