Wiltshire councillors are to vote on whether to U-turn on their controversial decision to award themselves increased allowances.

The move will be debated at the full council meeting at County Hall, Trowbridge, on February 4.

In November, the council agreed increases which saw leader Jane Scott’s allowances rise by 36.5 per cent, with cabinet members getting at least 22 per cent more.

Under their constitution, at least 10 councillors’ signatures are needed on a motion calling for Wiltshire Council to debate a decision taken in the previous last six months and potentially overturn it.

Councillors Terry Chivers, Jeff Osborn, Helen Osborn, Ernie Clark, all Independent; John Walsh, Ricky Rogers, Ian Tomes, all Labour; Trevor Carbin, Ian West and Brian Dalton all Liberal Democrats, have signed the motion.

A 2,600-signature petition against the rises will be presented at the meeting.