Council pay row: Chief executive speaks out

Chief Executive Paul Walker.
Chief Executive Paul Walker.

HARTLEPOOL Borough Council chief executive Paul Walker has spoken about his £10,795 pay rise for the first time in response to calls from MP Iain Wright to waive the salary hike.

Mr Walker has told the Mail that it is “only reasonable” that he is treated same as other council employees when it comes to having his salary reviewed.

He added that by the end of 2008 all of the salaries of the 4,500-strong council work force had been reviewed except his.