Tuesday, November 11, 2003
The Port Talbot Guardian reported last week that retiring Councillors in Neath Port Talbot claiming up to £20,000 to stand down at the next election may be replaced by candidates who are just as old. Parties, including the ruling Labour Party are struggling to attract young blood to stand and there are now a host of OAPs waiting in the wings to replace the outgoing 70 and 80 year olds. Another blow to the assembly's Golden Goodbye's policy. Perhaps the suggestion I had passed to me a few weeks ago of "Golden hellos" may be necessary after all. Perhaps not!