Edinburgh councillor Lezley Cameron steps down amid taxi fare criticism

Lezley Marion CameronImage copyright City of Edinburgh Council
Image caption Ms Cameron has promised to repay the price of private journeys

Edinburgh Council’s vice finance chief is to step down following criticism she claimed virtually £1,500 in taxi fares.

Lezley Marion Cameron’s journeys represented 23% of the authority’s £6,524 councillors’ taxi invoice since May 2017.

The claims included journeys to the cinema, which the Labour councillor insisted had been linked to her work.

Cammy Day, deputy council chief and Labour group chief, confirmed Ms Cameron would go away her put up.

He stated: Cllr Cameron will probably be steeping down from her position in finance and we will probably be working with her to discover a position appropriate to her many expertise and experiences.”

Ms Cameron, the authority’s vice convener of finance and sources, has stated she pays again prices for any private journeys.

The councillor has additionally been chosen to battle the subsequent basic election for the Edinburgh Pentlands constituency.

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