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Saying no to demolition of redcar blast furnace

The Tees mayor has announced he’s demolishing the Redcar Blast furnace, even though he was presented a proposal to keep the heart of the furnace, that experts from the Save Our Steel heritage task group say would be cost virtually no more than to demolish, would need only 1/1000th of the site of Tees Works

My Campaign to bring 750 new treasury jobs to our town centres

I am calling for the government to bring 750 treasury jobs to Teesside. Investment decisions have too often favoured the south east and this needs to change. This should be seen as a small step towards rebalancing years of Conservative neglect. It shouldn’t even be a question. But I am also calling the mayor to

Jessie calls on Government AND Tees Mayor to do more to support our children

The Government needs to unveil a package of family support alongside its £4.9 billion fund for businesses to help them through the new lockdown, says Labour’s candidate for Tees Valley Mayor Jessie Joe Jacobs. With the Prime Minister announcing a new national lockdown on Monday 4 January, including the closure of schools, Jessie is calling

Take action and get support

Early into the Covid-19 crisis I formed a community project called Teesside Community Action group. I understood very early on, our communities would find themselves in significant need and the best way to tackle that need would be to support people to support each other. We created Teesside Community Action group which produced support and


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About Me

Over the years the Tees region has face faced many challenges, and yet, it is a place brimming with potential, despite the statistics there is a personality and vibrancy and a spirit that is fighting back.

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