Hartlepool Borough Council Leader demanding more support from Central GovernmentPublished Thursday, 27th June 2019
The Leader of Hartlepool Council says he’s had a number of discussions with Council Leaders across Tees Valley around the development of a plan to help fight for more funding from Central Government.
Councillor Shane Moore says he has also spoken to Ben Houchen – the Tees Valley Mayor – about ways to push this agenda on Central Government.
Councillor Moore – speaking after local MP Mike Hill challenged the Prime Minister about Universal Credit and the number of food banks in Hartlepool - said: “This isn’t the time to be talking about foodbanks in our town, what we really need to be doing is calling for more money from Central Government in the up-coming spending review.
“The Government has claimed austerity is coming to an end so we need to make sure they prove this is the case and it is my job now – working alongside Mike Hill – to ensure Hartlepool is represented with as powerful a voice as it can be to ensure we get what we need.
“As Leader of Hartlepool Borough Council, Mike Hill and I now have regular meetings scheduled and I’m looking forward to working with him to ensure there are people in our corner fighting for the needs of our town.
“I’m pleased to say I’ve also had positive discussions with Council Leaders across the Tees Valley as well as Ben Houchen – the Tees Valley Mayor – around the development of an action plan to help fight for more funding from Central Government.”