12:35PM, Sunday 30 December 2012
Royal Borough leader Cllr David Burbage came third in his bid to be crowned 2012 Pin-Up of the Year in a competition run by the TaxPayers' Alliance.
The council leader (Con, Bray) picked up 20.1 per cent of the votes after being nominated for making a 1.5 per cent cut in council tax in the Royal Borough for 2012/13 - the third successive year it has been slashed.
Tory backbencher Mark Reckless MP (Con, Rochester and Strood) was crowned Pin-Up of the Year with 36.3 per cent of the votes and Stella Creasy MP (Lab, Walthamstow) came second with 26.3 per cent.
The gong, awarded by the lower taxes campaign, recognises those in local and national government who the alliance says have saved public money or acted in the interests of the taxpayer.
Votes were cast on the alliance website in the 10 days running up to Christmas Eve.
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