A COUNCIL boss awarded a controversial £10,000 pay rise has spoken out for the first time, after the row reached the House of Commons.
Under-fire Hartlepool Borough Council chief executive Paul Walker broke his silence to criticise the town's MP, Iain Wright.
Last week Mr Walker agreed to take a four-week unpaid holiday after Hartlepool Mayor Stuart Drummond stepped in because of growing public anger over the revelation that his salary had reached £168,000 a year at a time when the authority is facing severe cuts, including 86 job losses.
My comment: Another council CEO fat cat trying to keep their huge pay and perks a secret and then getting stroppy when the public find out.
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