The man Boris Johnson charged with extracting 'maximum value' from local government, was slammed this week after it was revealed he had spent over £10,000 of tax-payers money on foreign trips and furnishing his office.
Boris Johnson's Deputy Mayor for Government Relations Ian Clement went on two trips to 'leadership courses' in Boston and California while he was leader of Bexley Council.
But it now appears that many of Clements coleagues were not even aware he had taken the trips until he had left to work for Boris.
Clement also came under fire after it was revealed that he had spent over £3000 on redecorating and furnishing his office, within a building that was soon to be demolished.
Bexley Councillor Chris Ball asked last week:
"Why was his office refurbished, when elsewhere in the building taps are leaking and windows are falling apart and no work is allowed except on health and safety grounds?"
The news that the leader of their council was spending thousands of pounds on his own advancement and comfort at the same time as axing meals and wheels and ramping up fees and charges, has understandably not gone down well with local tax payers.
But with Clement now happily ensconced in his new office in City Hall, he probably won't be letting himself get too worried about any of that.