Dear St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council,
Do St Helens Council make any deductions from the allowances paid to Labour Councillors, and the sums deducted sums paid to either the local labour group, a regional labour group or national labour party.
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Councillors, and the sums deducted sums paid to either the local labour
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