Anger at £50k spin

CALDERDALE Council wants to recruit two “spin doctors” at a cost of £50,000 to work in the communications department.

Councillor Stephen Baines (North/Shelf) said he could not understand why the jobs were being advertised when savings were necessary.

“They have introduced parking fees at Shibden, are charging more for just about every service and then they want to recruit a campaigns officer and a public-relations officer to tell the public they are doing everything well,” he said. At this stage both jobs are only available to internal applicants who must be “experienced, enthusiastic and dynamic.”