As Bedfordshire County Council heads into oblivion, the new Central Bedfordshire Unitary Authority prepares to take over. It will supplant Mid Bedfordshire and South Bedfordshire District Councils.
It seems that the councillors on the new authority, who will be elected in June, will come out of this shake-up quite well. Basically, they're getting a pay hike.
But one of the current Mid Bedfordshire councillors, Ken Lynch, is taking a stand. He says he is planning to donate his extra remuneration to a charity. Councillor Lynch was elected as an Independent councillor, but he has joined the Green Party, and will contest his seat as a Green Party candidate.