A Tory councillor has been caught checking share prices in a meeting about cuts. Photos taken from the public gallery during a Kensington and Chelsea council meeting clearly show Cllr Matthew Palmer perusing charts for various stocks on his council laptop.
While members discussed issues such as cuts to mental health services and council enforcement officers, Cllr Palmer seemed to be more interested in the performance of the following stocks:
- Land Securities Group Plc (LAND:LN)
- Sage Group Plc (SGE:LN)
- Avanti Communications Group Plc (AVN:LN)
- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (SMSD:LI)
- Unilever Plc (ULVR:LN)
Apparently this is a regular occurrence.
While the debate on cuts raged around him, Palmer showed what he really cares about.