WARRINGTON Town Hall has topped a new rich list.

Released by the Taxpayers Alliance, it shows 15 members of staff receive total money in a year of more than £100,000.

Along with Knowsley and Cheshire West and Chester councils, that is the highest figure in the north west.

It covers 2011-12 and 2012-13 - the most recent years for which data is available.

Those topping £100,000 in one or both of those periods include the head of children’s services, assistant chief executive, assistant head of planning and the solicitor.

Then chief executive, Diana Terris, who left in 2012, was paid almost £190,000 in 2011/12 - including her pension contributions.

A council spokesman said: “Warrington Borough Council currently employs four members of staff who receive a salary of more than £100,000 per year.

"Last year, the council underwent a senior management restructure which provided a saving of £200,000 per year, which included reducing the number of directors from four to three.”