The opposition Partido Popular group on Rojales council has attacked the Mayor, Antonio Pérez, for allowing a former adviser to the PSOE government team to continue having a mobile phone that’s paid for out of public funds.

Pérez says that the adviser is doing unpaid public relations work on behalf of the authority including the writing of press releases, adding that he needs a phone to communicate with him and with other councillors. The Mayor added that even when he was an official adviser, he never charged for his services.

In an interesting move during the Rojales plenary meeting, a PP councillor actually rang the number, which was answered by the adviser who was watching the proceedings in the public gallery. The adviser was actually asked who the bill payer was.

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