BBC News – Olympic 2012 stadium: Taxpayer ‘may foot West Ham bill’

It was eventually passed unanimously by the council, where all 60 sitting councillors are Labour.

… pleased to see a responsible attitude to public finance in the most deprived authority in London; where some 1600 job cuts are likely; where the Chief Executive recognises it

“was ‘an issue’ that council officers instrumental in financing West Ham’s stadium bid could later move into well paid jobs with the club.”
saying, “We are aware that may be an issue. If it happens to ex-employees, well that’s fine…”

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