Sarah Hayward and Robert Oxley.
Leader of Camden Council Sarah Hayward faces her accuser from the Tax Payers’ Alliance.


You’ve got to admire the conviction of Sarah Hayward. On tonight’s Channel 5 News she not only dismissed the Tax Payers’ Alliance report into high public sector earners as factually inaccurate but she called their spokesperson Robert Oxley a liar.

The report by the Tax Payers Alliance stated: “The council with the most employees in receipt of remuneration over £100,000 in 2011-12 was Camden with 40”. But Sarah Hayward leader of Camden Council went to speak live on Channel 5 News and face up to her accuser Robert Oxley, saying that only 16 employees are paid more than £100,000 a year not the 40 as the report claimed.

She nearly called the report a piece of shit in her handbagging of Oxley, saying: “If my staff had produced such an inaccurate piece of …er… work, I would actually get performance management for them.”

Oxley said the figures TPA got were from the Council’s own published accounts.

But Hayward responded saying: “The report is wrong and it’s been wrong every year. We’ve asked for it to be corrected but they’ve failed to do it.”

Oxley said the council has a legal duty to provide accurate accounts.

Hayward responded saying: “You continue to lie about it”. And at the end of the interview she got the last word in saying: “He’s wrong, and he’s lying about our accounts”.

Watch the interview on Channel 5 News.

Tax Payers Alliance: The Town Hall Rich List.

Camden Council Statement of Accounts.