Labour Party deputy leader has received €100,000 in public money

Published: October 8, 2015 at 9:54am

The Labour Party's deputy leader, Toni Abela

The Labour Party’s deputy leader, Toni Abela

Information given in parliament in response to a question by Opposition MP Kristy Debono reveals that the Labour Party’s deputy leader, Toni Abela, has been given another contract by the government – as a consultant on oil exploration.

For this, he is paid €21,498 for a year.

This is in addition to his two years of consultancy contracts with Minister for Traffic Joe Mizzi, which ran until March this year, for which he was paid €52,000. Information on those contracts was in the public domain already.

Immediately Labour got into power, the party’s deputy leader also signed a consultancy contract with the Ministry for Social Solidarity (Marie Louise Coleiro Preca at the time) for €20,650 for a year.

This brings the total of money Toni Abela has been paid from public funds to almost €100,000 so far, and that’s just what we know about.