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.
We have a responsibility now more than ever to ensure the Tees Valley reaches it’s full potential. To push beyond what we ever felt possible, to become a great place to live, work, invest and play. To do that, it will take courage, leadership, unity and vision.
For too long, we have allowed differences to divide us and fear to hold us back. But things are changing. We are going to need to face the future bravely and we are going to rebuild and transform Teesside together.
A New Vision
We need a vision for our future that is based on who we are now, not who we were. The world has changed and we must change with it. Teesside and the Tees region has always been at it’s most powerful when it innovates, pioneers and leads the way. This is why we must think differently and bravely. We need to stop thinking we can keep tinkering at the edges, or doing the same things and expecting different results. It’s time for genuine transformation that ensures a better Tees Valley for everyone.
As your Mayor, these will be my priorities: