Hartlepool MP hits out at vote to give councillors a 31% per cent pay rise

The new MP for Hartlepool said the decision to go ahead with a huge rise for councillors was 'ill-timed and wrong'.

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Parliament has been hit by a cyber-security attack, said Liberal Democrat peer Baron Rennard. Picture: PA.

Emails hit as Parliament targeted by cyber security attack

Parliament has been hit by a cyber security attack.
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Hartlepool Borough Council chamber during the vote

Hartlepool councillors accused of ‘lining own pockets’ after voting for 31% allowances rise

Councillors have been accused of putting their own interests first after voting for a 31% increase in allowances.

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Hartlepool Civic Centre.

See how your councillors voted as a 31% basic allowance increase is agreed

Hartlepool councillors voted to increase their basic allowance by 31%.

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Hartlepool councillors have voted themselves a big rise in basic allowances.

23 things you said about Hartlepool councillors' inflation-busting 31% rise

Hartlepool councillors have provoked a storm of criticism after voting to give themselves a 31% increase in basic allowances.

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Our writer, no stranger to political criticism himself, feels a proposed 31 per cent rise for councillors at Hartlepool Civic Centre would be inappropriate.

Hartlepool councillors vote in favour of 31% rise in their basic allowance

Councillors are set to get an increase in their basic allowance of almost 31%.

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EU Chief Brexit Negotiator Michel Barnier, right, and British Secretary of State David Davis shake hands as they arrive at EU headquarters in Brussels on Monday, June 19, 2017. Brexit negotiators will discuss Monday Britain's financial obligations to the European Union as the long, complicated and potentially perilous process of the U.K. leaving the bloc finally gets underway. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

Brexit a year on - Hartlepool still favours Leave, but poll suggests gap has closed

It was a year ago today that the UK voted to leave the European Union.

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Mike Hill with Kay Barron, one of the event organisers at the Great Get Together at Stranton.

Mike Hill: There are many similarities between Hartlepool and London

Like millions of people across Britain, I am still in shock at the tragic events of the London Tower block fire last week.

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A botched Brexit will hit 'Sunderland companies big and small - not just Nissan', MP warns Parliament

A botched Brexit deal will hit companies of all sizes in Sunderland, not just large firms such as Nissan, a North East MP has warned Parliament.

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Donald Trump's controversial state visit left out of Queen's Speech

Donald Trump's controversial state visit to Britain appears to have been put on the backburner, as it was left out of the Queen's Speech setting out the Government's programme for the next two years.

State opening of Parliament. Picture by PA

Brexit and terrorism dominate Queen's Speech as many Tory plans are torn up after election battering

Theresa May has torn up much of the Conservative manifesto to deliver a legislative timetable for the next two years dominated by preparations for Brexit.
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Theresa May. Picture by PA

'Day of Rage' planned to coincide with Queen's Speech as Theresa May promises 'humility and resolve'

A number of protests including a "Day of Rage" are being held to coincide with the Queen's Speech.
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Hartlepool Civic Centre.

95% of readers say ‘no’ to councillor allowance rise in Mail poll

A huge proportion of readers expressed their dissatisfaction over a proposed rise in councillor’s allowances when they took part in a Mail poll.

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The drop in Hartlepool is in stark contrast to the picture nationally.

Hartlepool property prices have dropped by £10,000 on average since 2009

House prices in Hartlepool have dropped by an average of almost £10,000 in the last eight years, according to figures released today.

Hartlepool Civic Centre.

Hartlepool councillors recommended to give themselves 31% allowance rise

Councillors in Hartlepool are being recommended to give themselves an almost 31% rise in allowances.

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A police officer lays some flowers passed over by a member of the public, close to Finsbury Park Mosque in north London, after one man died and eight people were taken to hospital and a person arrested after a rental van struck pedestrians. Picture by John Stillwell/PA Wire

Anti-terror strategy must also focus on far-right extremism, says Shadow Home Secretary

The Government's anti-terror strategy needs to focus on far-right extremism as much as Islamic extremism, the Shadow Home Secretary has said.
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Brexit Secretary David Davis. Picture: PA.

The who, what and when of Brexit negotiations

The talks on the terms of Britain's withdrawal from the European Union are finally getting under way in Brussels.
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Tim Farron, as the Liberal Democrats face their second hunt for a new leader in two years following his dramatic resignation of Mr Farron. Picture by Victoria Jones/PA Wire

Lib Dem colleague David Laws brands Tim Farron's views 'outdated and frankly offensive'

Tim Farron was right to resign as Liberal Democrat leader because of his "fundamentally illiberal and prejudiced views" on gay sex, former Lib Dem minister David Laws has said.
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Tim Farron. Picture: PA.

Who are the contenders to replace Tim Farron as leader of the Lib Dems?

Contenders to replace Tim Farron as leader of the Liberal Democrats are not due formally to put their name forwards until the start of Parliament's summer break, when he will officially stand down.

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The new Labour MP for Hartlepool Mike Hill at the election declaration.

Mike Hill MP: ‘I’ve been overwhelmed by a sense of pride since election win’

Hartlepool isn’t my home town – I was born in Heywood in Lancashire, but Hartlepool is very much my adopted town and I couldn’t be prouder when I tell people where I am from.

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