Newcastle MP slams plans for a North East regional mayor

A former government minister has spoken out against the upcoming Mayor for the North East. Speaking at an event in Newcastle campaigning against a regional mayor, Newcastle East MP, Nick Brown, claimed that the proposed Devolution Agreement is not fair to the region and thinks the people of the North […]

Council leader fears Northern Powerhouse could become ‘political catchphrase’ without more Government backing

A North East Council Leader has warned that the Northern Powerhouse could become a ‘political catchphrase’ if the government does not back the initiative further. Durham County Council Leader Simon Henig said: “It’s just a phrase at the moment which doesn’t have any real content and that’s why it’s so […]