Former Wigan councillor accused of council tax dodge

A former Wigan councillor has appeared in court - accused of not paying his council tax bills.

Friday, 5th July 2019, 10:54 am
Gareth Fairhurst

Former Conservative and independent representative Gareth Fairhurst stood before Wigan magistrates this week facing a liability order for unpaid council tax and costs totalling £1,279.92.

It was adjourned for a contested hearing to be held at the same court on October 8.

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Fairhurst, 46, of Littleton Grove, Standish, rose to prominence in the 1990s as an enterprising young businessman and was first elected as a Tory councillor for Wigan Central in 2004.

He later served as an independent in Standish.

Mr Fairhurst denies the non-payment.