THOUSANDS of pounds have been pocketed by some of the region's MPs on top of their £81,932 a year salary - with some earning the equivalent to hundreds per day.

From having second jobs to receiving gifts and hefty sums from donors, some of our MPs have seen massive amounts paid to them in the past year.

Read more: Where MPs in North East and North Yorkshire get their money

Today, The Northern Echo has lifted the lid on the figures behind our politicians which have revealed some rather interesting results.

This comes as what politicians earn in their spare time has come under intense scrutiny after it emerged Conservative MP Sir Geoffrey Cox earned about £900,000, last year.

Read more: What MPs are earning on top of £81k salary

The former attorney general has denied breaking any rules after allegations were made that he used his parliamentary office to attend a remote court hearing.

And while there is nothing to suggest any wrongdoing within any of our MPs in the region, we have today published a full list of their declared employment and earnings.

All of the disclosures are made in the register of members’ financial interests and are correct as of November 1.

How to see the figures for your MP

Using the register of members' financial interests, we've put together individual articles along with their response, if received, to help you see how your MP is performing.

In the interests of completeness, we have also included articles for those few MPs who have no registered record of any second jobs, donations or gifts.

MPs in County Durham and Darlington

The Northern Echo:

Darlington MP Peter Gibson (Conservative) 

Bishop Auckland MP Dehenna Davison (Conservative) 

Sedgefield MP Paul Howell (Conservative) 

North West Durham MP Richard Holden (Conservative) 

North Durham MP Kevan Jones (Labour)

Durham City MP Mary Foy (Labour)

Easington MP Grahame Morris (Labour)

MPs on Teesside

The Northern Echo:

Redcar MP Jacob Young (Conservative) 

Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland MP Simon Clarke (Conservative) 

Stockton South MP Matt Vickers (Conservative)

Stockton North MP Alex Cunningham (Labour)

Hartlepool MP Jill Mortimer (Conservative)

Middlesbrough MP Andy McDonald (Labour)

MPs in Tyne and Wear 

The Northern Echo:

Newcastle Central MP Chi Onwurah (Labour)

Newcastle North MP Catherine McKinnell (Labour) 

Newcastle East MP Nicholas Brown (Labour)

Houghton and Sunderland MP Bridget Phillipson (Labour)

Sunderland Central MP Julie Elliot (Labour)

Washington and Sunderland West MP Sharon Hodgson (Labour)

Jarrow MP Kate Osborne (Labour)

South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck (Labour)

Gateshead MP Ian Mearns (Labour)

Wansbeck MP Ian Lavery (Labour)

Blyth Valley MP Ian Levy (Conservative)

Berwick MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan (Conservative)

North Tyneside MP Mary Glindon (Labour)

Hexham MP Guy Opperman (Conservative)

Tynemouth MP Alan Campbell (Labour)

Blaydon MP Liz Twist (Labour)

MPs in North Yorkshire

The Northern Echo:

Richmond MP Rishi Sunak (Conservative)

Thirsk and Malton MP Kevin Hollinrake (Conservative)

Ripon MP Julian Smith (Conservative)

York Outer MP Julian Sturdy (Conservative)

York Central MP Rachael Maskell (Labour)

Selby and Ainsty MP Nigel Adams (Conservative)

Harrogate and Knaresborough MP Andrew Jones (Conservative)

Scarborough and Whitby MP Robert Goodwill (Conservative)

To view the register for yourself - click here


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