409 apply for one low-paid council job

409 people have applied for a cleaner's job , working for Kirklees Council.

According to the council the job, which involves cleaning and clearing empty council homes, is on the minimum wage of £11,945 -a-year.

But as hundreds fought for some of the poorest paid jobs, some of the better paid jobs with the local authority went uncontested.

In several jobs at pay grades just above the national average there was only one candidate.

A vacancy for a deputy social services manager on £35,430 per year received a solitary applicant, as did a vacancy for an administration manager on £30,011