Redcar MP Anna Turley has criticised a new London-based government post on the SSI site regeneration on Teesside, calling it a "sick joke’".
The Government is recruiting for a ‘Project Lead for the Tees Valley's Mayoral Development Corporation’.
According to the job advert, ‘the key focus of this role will be to set the direction for, and deliver, a new Mayoral Development Corporation covering the former SSI site.’ It says the job will be London based and ‘can include occasional trips to Tees Valley’.
Anna Turley MP has said there are "a lot of talented people in our region".
Tees Valley Mayor, Ben Houchen, has responded to the comments saying "It’s extremely concerning that the Kent-born MP Redcar is trying to jump on the wording of a standard Civil Service job advert." He added that it is not a local appointment.
Tees Valley Mayor, ben Houchen released this statement: