THE full list of councillors' expenses for 2018/19 has been revealed.

The Gazette has broken down statistics released by Renfrewshire Council and ranked councillors and political parties in order. 

Between April 2018 and March 2019, a total of £22,253.01 was given to the area's 43 elected members. 

This was on top of salaries totalling £798,473.


All councils have a statutory requirement to publish information on councillors’ salaries and expenses in respect of the previous financial year. 

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Councillors can claim for car mileage, other travel expenses, the cost of training and conferences, subsistence costs and telephone and information communication technology (ICT) bills.

Provost Lorraine Cameron - who represents the SNP in Paisley Southwest - came out on top as she claimed £8,044.08. 

This was mainly due to travel expenses in her role as civic head as she regularly attends business events, local charity bashes and supports community groups.

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The SNP claimed the most per party in Renfrewshire with the minority administration's claims totalling £13,412.08. 

Labour was a distant second with £5,009.91, the Tories' £3,087.48 pushed them into third, while Independent councillors - including Johnstone North's Andy Doig - and the sole Liberal Democrat representative claimed just £743.54. 

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