SWINDON Borough Council has launched a search for someone to help decide how much its elected members should be paid.

The new appointment will serve on an independent five-strong panel which recommends the allowances for Swindon's councillors.

The basic allowance for a councillor is currently £7,710, so today we ask our readers if that represents value for money?

Don't forget to add your reasons in the comments section and we will publish the best in the paper.