The QT

Friday 17 May 2024


Tees Valley: Houchen rocked by Gibson attack

Middlesbrough FC chairman Steve Gibson has criticised Tees Valley mayor Ben Houchen over the huge Teesworks regeneration project and come out in support of Labour candidate Chris McEwan. The leading business figure accused the mayor of ‘giving away our children’s future’ in an exclusive interview with The Northern Echo. This is a reference to a …

Green credentials on the line

Passionate climate change campaigner Jamie Driscoll was in his element at the North East mayoral hustings held in Alnwick last night (Wed) to explore candidates’ views on environmental and rural issues. The event was organised by Alnwick Friends of the Earth specifically to discuss green talking points and especially those affecting the North East. And …

A big year for devolution

The date of the next General Election might still be uncertain, but one thing we can be sure of is that this year will witness several significant mayoral elections across England. Once the preserve of constitutional scholars, English devolution is now political centrestage, and nowhere more so than here in the north east where two …

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