Mayor of the Tees Valley
My Vision is for an exciting, people centred, transformed Tees Valley, where we work together for a better Tees Valley for everyone
My name is Jessie Joe Jacobs, and I am proud to be standing as the Labour Party’s candidate to be the Mayor of the Tees Valley.
The Tees Valley is in my blood: I was born and raised here, started community businesses here, and pioneered and championed change. It is the place that I love and I am proud to call it my home.
Over the years we face faced many challenges, and yet, it is a place brimming with potential, despite the statistics there is a personality and vibrancy and a Teesside 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, Darlington and the Tees Valley region 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 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. It’s time for change.