Hartlepool councillor resigns as deputy council leader and deputy mayor following nuclear waste talks row. Conservative councillor Mike Young has announced his resignation as deputy mayor and deputy council leader following controversy over his role in talks about potential nuclear waste disposal in Hartlepool. Cllr Young confirmed last week he had helped organise meetings between local organisation The Wharton Trust and Hartlepool Borough Council officials to listen to a proposal for the burial of nuclear waste in the Hartlepool area. Tory Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen said it was “hugely disappointing” after he previously criticised Labour in Hartlepool for receiving a presentation on the same issue. Mayor Houchen, Hartlepool MP Jill Mortimer and the Labour Group on the council have submitted Freedom of Information requests to the council for details of all correspondence.
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