Birmingham council leader slammed for £3,570 hotel bill at Tory conference

Three months after being exposed by Scrapbook for his lavish expenditure at Conservative Party conference, the leader of Birmingham City Council is once again on the back foot for wasting taxpayers’ money on luxury accommodation. Mike Whitby was dubbed “Micky Two Rooms” after he rented two king king size pads to create a suite for himself at the party’s main annual event in October. The councillor — who tells voters their local authority must do “more for less” — has now been forced to defend another party conference hotel bill of over £3,000.

While Whitby’s £2,240 spending in 2010 outraged the Council’s 26,000 staff at risk of redundancy, it seems his extravagance two years prior knew no bounds. In 2008, he stayed at the same Hyatt Regency Hotel, clocking up invoices for accommodation, food and booze of £3,570. With a Conservative government at that point still two years away, one wonders who exactly was being lobbied to the benefit of Birmingham’s ratepayers.

Whitby lives just three miles away from the Hyatt and on both occasions had the use of a chauffeur-driven car to take him to and from meetings at any time of the day or night.

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  2. RT @psbook: NEW –> Council leader slammed for £3,570 hotel bill for Tory conference http://bit.ly/eFin12

  3. RT @psbook: NEW –> Council leader slammed for £3,570 hotel bill for Tory conference http://bit.ly/eFin12

  4. RT @psbook: NEW –> Council leader slammed for £3,570 hotel bill for Tory conference http://bit.ly/eFin12

  5. NEW –> Council leader slammed for £3,570 hotel bill for Tory conference http://bit.ly/eFin12 (via @psbook)

  6. merseym says:

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  7. Birmingham Tory Leader clocks up £3570 at taxpayer expense for hotel bill at Tory Conference 3 miles from his home! http://bit.ly/eFin12

  8. Birmingham Tory Leader clocks up £3570 at taxpayer expense for hotel bill at Tory Conference 3 miles from his home! http://bit.ly/eFin12

  9. RT @brummiedave: NEW –> Council leader slammed for £3,570 hotel bill for Tory conference http://bit.ly/eFin12 (via @psbook)

  10. Libby H says:

    Inc paltry £1 tip > Via @chrisw100: Bham Tory Leader costs taxpayer £3570 for hotel 3 miles from his home http://bit.ly/eFin12

  11. RT @psbook: NEW –> Council leader slammed for £3,570 hotel bill for Tory conference http://bit.ly/eFin12

  12. RT @psbook: NEW –> Council leader slammed for £3,570 hotel bill for Tory conference http://bit.ly/eFin12

  13. Clark says:

    Birmingham council leader slammed for £3570 hotel room at Tory …: Three months after being exposed by Scrapboo… http://bit.ly/ggPUKZ

  14. L DTUC says:

    RT @psbook: NEW –> Council leader slammed for £3,570 hotel bill for Tory conference http://bit.ly/eFin12

  15. RT @psbook: NEW –> Council leader slammed for £3,570 hotel bill for Tory conference http://bit.ly/eFin12

  16. RT @psbook: NEW –> Council leader slammed for £3,570 hotel bill for Tory conference http://bit.ly/eFin12

  17. RT @psbook: NEW –> Council leader slammed for £3,570 hotel bill for Tory conference http://bit.ly/eFin12

  18. RT @psbook: NEW –> Council leader slammed for £3,570 hotel bill for Tory conference http://bit.ly/eFin12 >They all want locking up!

  19. mrbishie says:

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  20. RT @psbook: NEW –> Council leader slammed for £3,570 hotel bill for Tory conference http://bit.ly/eFin12

  21. RT @psbook: NEW –> Council leader slammed for £3,570 hotel bill for Tory conference http://bit.ly/eFin12

  22. Sabina O says:

    RT @psbook: NEW –> Council leader slammed for £3,570 hotel bill for Tory conference http://bit.ly/eFin12

  23. RT @psbook: NEW –> Council leader slammed for £3,570 hotel bill for Tory conference http://bit.ly/eFin12

  24. mike says:

    so where is the Tory front the Tax Payers (avoidance) Alliance on this one

    always missing when it comes to right wing Tories liek Pickles who back them

    Maybe TPA to busy trying to get the unions to support their no to AV campaign, after spending years slagging of the unions

    Just who does pay for the Tax payers Alliance (Ashcroft ??) open the books
    maybe the TPA staff just get paid the minimum wage while waiting for a Tory seat

    Tax Payers Alliance Just another group of Tory Liars

  25. RT @psbook: NEW –> Council leader slammed for £3,570 hotel bill for Tory conference http://bit.ly/eFin12

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